Saturday, 13 August 2016

Last bit of escapism before I return to politics or religion.



My friend Gordon C posted this aerial photo' of SRQ on Facebook today,  It is from a website called "Floating in Space".

It shows some of Bayfront Drive and Mound Street, and a bit of our well loved Ringling Bridge, and the wee gem which is our Bayfront Park.

I think that it is an early morning photo', given the the long shadows of some of the high-rise Condo's, and the lack of traffic on Mound St.

This is the bit of SRQ which many of us treasure, even as we are grateful that the greedy developers haven't succeeded in getting their hands on Bayfront Park, and on the walking paths south of the park.

Thus even we plebs can enjoy the view of Sarasota Bay.

Penne and I occasionally walk there.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Healthy lunch (maybe).

I stir fried some Brussels Sprouts, Green (Spring) Onions, Mushrooms and a bit of lean Beef for my lunch today.

Very good and reasonably healthy.
















Oh, and did I forget to mention BACON?

The photo' show the surplus in the wok.  I planned to save it for tomorrow, but something "made me" nibble on the cold leftovers all afternoon.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

This sign amuses me



At a Car Dealership on South School Ave, (off Bee Ridge Rd,) Sarasota, FL

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

More quotations from Wendell Berry

On Understanding Your Past

“If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.”



On Sacred Space

“There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places.”
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For more about Wendell Berry see

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/24/wendell-berry-american-hero/?_r=0

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Penne's Ministry

I have been taking Penne on my pastoral calls to a St. Boniface parishioner, (C. H-K,) who lives at the "Hawthorne Village"  rehab. and health centre here in SRQ.

Penne is getting used to these visits, but she gets confused when we alight the elevator/lift.  She cannot understand why we are in a "room" with no windows or doors.

C.  appreciates my visits (to share Holy Communion), and he is always glad to see Penne. Yesterday he gave her haunches a good scratching -  and Penne was in heaven.

Other residents brighten up when they see my dog.  For instance as we visited yesterday a woman who is also  resident of Hawthorne Village took a great interest in Penne (and who would not!).

This woman came closer in her wheelchair and handed me a post card.  "This" she said, "is a gift for Penne"

It was a photo' of a bronze sculpture by Alberto Giacometti, entitled "Le Chien".  How the woman happened to have this card in her bag is a mystery to me, but she said that she is a great fan of Giacometti.



"Le Chien" Bronze Sculpture by Alberto Giacometti. Such amazing artistry and  skill .


I encourage you to do your own Internet searches for more about Giacometti, and about the Wexner Family Collection where this sculpture is housed.

I know that you will be delighted to know that my dog has an important role in my ministry.