CNN newsletter highlights disconnect between ‘culture war,’ real-world problems in a time of real war

In my email on March 23, from CNN Reliable Sources <reliablesources@newsletters.cnn.com>, after this headnote: Oliver Darcy here at 10:47pm ET on Wednesday, March 23. Here's the latest on Reuters, BuzzFeed News, Fox, Meta, "Wheel of Fortune," Spotify, "Real Housewives," and more... [...] this item, which is too good to clean out of my inbox and lose forever. Darcey … Continue reading CNN newsletter highlights disconnect between ‘culture war,’ real-world problems in a time of real war

Chix recipes that might be worth trying

d r a f t xxx https://www.myrecipes.com/ingredients/baked-chicken-breast-recipes xxx https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/salsa-verde-chicken-casserole Salsa Verde Chicken Casserolehttps://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/sheet-pan-greek-chicken-roasted-potatoes Sheet Pan Greek Chicken with Roasted Potatoeshttps://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-tamale-casserole Chicken Tamale Casserolehttps://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-tetrazzini-9 Chicken Tetrazzini (w/ cream cheese)https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/italian-seasoned-roast-chicken Italian-Seasoned Roast Chicken Breasts *** Also a salmon chowder recipe at https://themodernproper.com/salmon-chowder that I also don't want to lose sight of! Not as rich as Phyllis' on … Continue reading Chix recipes that might be worth trying

I sing of Oley, glad and big: A eulogy to a beloved cat in a time of loss and grief

Olaf (Oley) Da Vinci, ca. 2006-March 13, 2022 Dogs [and cats] come into our lives to teach us about love. They depart to teach us about loss. A new dog [or cat] never replaces an old dog [or cat], it merely expands the heart [...] Erica Jong, viral email, quoted on Doobert.com animal rescue website. … Continue reading I sing of Oley, glad and big: A eulogy to a beloved cat in a time of loss and grief

Timothy Snyder on Ukraine, code-switching, national identit(ies)

d r a f t Timothy Snyder, "Timothy Snyder on the Myths That Blinded the West to Putin's Plans," interview by Ezra Klein, The Ezra Klein Show, New York Times, March 15, 2022 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/15/opinion/ezra-klein-podcast-timothy-snyder.html Verbatim quotes at https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/15/podcasts/transcript-ezra-klein-interviews-timothy-snyder.html: So the way we tell the Second World War is completely inside out, you know, Western Front … Continue reading Timothy Snyder on Ukraine, code-switching, national identit(ies)

Spiritual direction, February 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOL3T0jM8Jk Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Church New Ulm, Minn., 2012 Editor’s (admin’s) note: Lightly edited copy of email I wrote in advance of this month's appointment with my spiritual director, giving her a heads-up on what I’d been journaling on since our last meeting and, more to the point, helping me focus over time by archiving the … Continue reading Spiritual direction, February 2022

Nun jauchzt dem Herren alle Welt

d r a f t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqa9ga7Hlwo Ev. Wiesenkirche, Soest, Gottesdienst, zum Reformationsjubiläum, 2017 "Nun jauchzt dem Herren, alle Welt" (Now rejoice to the Lord, all the world) is a German Christian hymn, a paraphrase of Psalm 100. The text was written by David Denicke, based on a metered paraphrase of the psalm from the Becker Psalter, and published in … Continue reading Nun jauchzt dem Herren alle Welt

Roasted Tomatillo Chicken Enchilada Pie

d r a f t This has casserole possiblities (imho) ... Marzia's Little Spice Jar recipe at https://littlespicejar.com/roasted-tomatillo-chicken-enchilada-pie/ Enchilada Pie:  1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (see notes) 1 1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese 6-8 (8-inch) corn tortillas garnish: chopped cilantro + cotija cheese + lime wedges Dirty little secret: "I know, it’s tempting to use a … Continue reading Roasted Tomatillo Chicken Enchilada Pie

Laudato Si’, climate change and intersectionality: Not really somebody else’s problem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d51EtDceF38&t=106s An ongoing discussion of Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' is changing the way I think about intersectionality. It first came up several weeks ago in a Zoom dialog on the Laudato Si' Action Platform. The dialog, conducted by the Springfield Dominican Sisters' action program committee, would have been held at the motherhouse. it was … Continue reading Laudato Si’, climate change and intersectionality: Not really somebody else’s problem

Electronic filing cabinet: Turmeric-roasted cauliflower recipes

d r a f t This recipe by Maria Lichty, a blogger at https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/turmeric-roasted-cauliflower/, looks especially good -- it's posted here because I've always treated my blogs as a place for "organizing and archiving some of this clutter [on my desk] on the World Wide Web in a forum that doesn’t necessarily require the extensive … Continue reading Electronic filing cabinet: Turmeric-roasted cauliflower recipes