Something I saw while riding my bike today…

 So I was on my way home today when I stopped at a traffic light and was waiting. It was a really nice day out (unlike what is heading our way). Anyhow, as I was waiting I was sort of zoned out when in the back of my head I noticed all these chirping sounds.Continue reading “Something I saw while riding my bike today…”

Positive Scripture…

So first…a couple of things. One is that if you’ve been to this blog you know a few things about me. I like bread, yes; I prefer to ride a bike rather than drive a car, yes; but also that I–like so many others–am on a spiritual journey (but we all are whether we admitContinue reading “Positive Scripture…”

Harvest Moon…

This is the view of the harvest moon from the end of my street in the middle of a medium-sized city on the eastern side of America. I find it really interesting and truly amazing that no matter what part of the globe you are reading these words sometime within a 24 hour span youContinue reading “Harvest Moon…”

Five Quotes from Søren Kierkegaard

 Søren Aabye Kierkegaard   5 May 1813 – 11 November 1855 Yes, I know I said five quotes, but here’s ten. Could have gone on much longer, really inspiring… “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”  “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought whichContinue reading “Five Quotes from Søren Kierkegaard”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#461), a brief story, and a couple comments…

On the bike…a gym bag containing wet clothes, and two bottles of red wine. A brief story…I coasted up to the community center at my usual time (and before I had the wine on the bike and wet clothes in the bag), which is also the time that parents often pick up their kids fromContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#461), a brief story, and a couple comments…”

Thoughts on the Parable of the Leaven…a story within a story

So if you’ve been to this blog before you know that I like bread. A lot. I enjoy eating it, of course, but I also enjoy making it. I’ve often said that bread makes itself, that we merely provide the correct conditions and guide it along; I am really fascinated by its process. I’m alsoContinue reading “Thoughts on the Parable of the Leaven…a story within a story”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#476)

A canvas bag containing–among other things–a cell phone, an extra camera, and a small Bible; two boxes of vital wheat gluten, four small picture frames, and four new stickers (which now reside on the bike pictured). Urban Simplicity.

Seven Photos of Père Lachaise Cemetery

This is a third installment of photos from my somewhat recent trip to Paris (click here or here to see others). These photos were taken at Père Lachaise Cemetery. And while it may seem morbid to some to go on vacation across an ocean and on a different continent and visit a cemetery full ofContinue reading “Seven Photos of Père Lachaise Cemetery”

Playing with Light (again)

These are photos I took a couple nights ago, just a block from my house on Buffalo‘s lower west side. I took them with an inexpensive little point-and-shoot camera; proof that you don’t need an expensive camera to take interesting photos (though I wouldn’t mind if I had one…but their price is prohibitive at present).Continue reading “Playing with Light (again)”

Five Quotes from Jesus of Nazareth

This is another in the Five Quotes series on this blog, but I first have two preface the quotes with a couple comments. Firstly, I just wanted to say that I found the above photo at St. Francis Place. I chose the photo because I do believe that Jesus meditated (there are plenty of resourcesContinue reading “Five Quotes from Jesus of Nazareth”

Life in Motion

How did it get so late so soon?It’s night before it’s afternoon.December is here before it’s June.My goodness how the time has flewn.How did it get so late so soon?~Dr. Seuss Sometimes I forget about it…or at least refuse to be aware. It has been such a busy year–the past month especially–and now Christmas andContinue reading “Life in Motion”