Sunday, August 18, 2013

I Love Your Stories

“I love your stories Steven. Thanks for them.” 

Reply: ”Every week for over six years now Christine. This kind of consistency in my life is mostly confined to prayer and drinking coffee.”

This brief conversation arrived via Facebook, when Christine McIntyre, a friend I met in Belize, during my trip around the world in 2008 reacted to a posting from my archives that appeared. My blog is getting rather deep, so that now, every so often, I can pull an interesting story from the past and post it on the exact day of the year in the present.

Here are some selections from August postings:

August 19, 2012

Endlessly Changing





August 07, 2011

A Leap Of Faith

August 08, 2010


August 02, 2009

Woven Together Into Eternity

August 10, 2008

Scratch Under The Surface

August 26, 2007

Rainbow Of Chaos

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Summer's Fare

Late summer is always a colorful time at local farmers markets. At our farmers market here in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, open Tuesday and Saturday mornings, the place bustles with vendors and buyers. Of course, people come primarily to buy the fresh produce, but also the wholesome ambience with music, and flowers, and smells of roasting food contributes to the happiness. Here in Northern New Mexico, there is a tradition of roasting green chilis over flames—and the smell is fabulous.

I am an artist, so relishing the incredible colors and shapes of produce is a treat. Recently I made a still-life painting from items I bought at the market.

Lately, I have been bringing home an armful of fresh food and making flavorful soups that lasts for days.