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Whatever You Do Please Do Not Call Me "Gerry".

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Today's offering: Quinoa Salad

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  Quinoa Salad with peas, corn and mini tomatoes. Based on a product sold at Trader Joe's.

Another Souper Day

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I love making soups; for me and to share.   Here is my latest - Cauliflower and Cheese Soup.  I can say that  it was pretty darn good   without pride, because all I had to do was to follow a recipe, and my own instincts. In this case I mashed the cooked cauliflower rather than blending it, so that there was some texture.  It can be eaten cold or hot.  Scrumptious either way! The dark bits are parsley   Here is a recipe https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cauliflower-cheddar-soup/

Mandaeans, Yazidis, Druze, Samaritans, Copts - what are these ancient near Eastern religions?

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You most likely have heard of the Yazidis an ancient near eastern cultural/religious group, so bitterly persecuted by the so-called Islamic State.  What do you know about them?   For what it is worth what do you know about the Mandaeans,  a near eastern Gnostic religion; now gaining new followers in the Boston/Cambridge area of Massachusetts.  Or the  Zoroastrians,   at one time the principal religious group in Persia (Iran). And there are the Druze an ethnic/religious group (which reveres Pythagoras) and is present in Syria, the Lebanon, and Israel. Do not forget the Samaritans, well known to readers of the Christian gospels, and still preserving their beliefs and customs in two communities in the State of Israel. Or the Coptic Christians   with deep roots in Christianity, and now somewhat beleaguered in Egypt. What do you know about these groups.  If  your response is "not much"  please read this masterful book by Gerard Russell, "Basic Books"  (Perseus Books Gro

The Missing Link from the Arlington Park Photoshoot ------ mea culpa

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Here is Zion's complete portfolio from the Park photoshoot..  I forgot to attach this to my recent Zion Blog. https://www.jenniferjoywalker.com/Client-Portal/Michael-Povey-Zion/n-76hVGd Enjoy this, and order a 4" x 6" print of any pic which takes your fancy. jmp

A Great Photographer - and My Most Beautiful Dog.(Gorgeous pics below)

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Some will remember that I had a chance encounter at Sarasota's Bayfront Park one recent Sunday. I turned out that the woman I met had once had a public relations business in Pittsfield MA. There she had arranged for my photo' to be taken for an Annual Report by the Berkshire Medical Centre,    (I'd said something about spiritual care for the patients in the Report).  It would have been in the 1980's or 90's. She is Jennifer Joy Walker Funny thing is that our paths crossed many years later when Jennifer, her husband Woody and I  attended St. Boniface Church here in Sarasota.   But in our coffee hour encounters there neither she nor I  mentioned the Pittsfield encounter. Jennifer Joy Walker is a photographer.   Together with my friend Ashley we met at Arlington Park at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday 28th April 2021  for a photo' shoot of  the famous and photogenic Zion.  The morning light was perfect for out door photo's. Here is a bit about Jennifer  https://www.jenn