Happy to report stuff that was earmarked to give away, is going.. I once read of a man who gave away all his belongings. He kept track of who took them.. and after he was down to the clothes on his back, he traveled around the USA to visit his stuff and the folks who...

standing up and moving on..

Next on the list to go is a green sofa.  Funny how we become attached to furniture.  I bought it for a home study / office.. a beautiful room, with windows overlooking a gorgeous garden.  Sitting on the sofa, I looked out to see a weeping willow cherry tree in full...

Sufi wisdom – on being

إذا هجرتَ فمـن لـي ومـن يجمّل كـلّي ومـن لروحي وراحي يا أكثـري وأقـلّي أَحَبَّـكَ البعض مـنـّي فقد ذهبت بكـــلّي يا كل كلي فكن لي       إن لم تكن لي فمن لي    يا كـل كـلّي و أهـلي عنـد انقطاعي وذلّي ما لي سوى الروح خذها والـروح جهد المقلّ ِ -حسين منصور الحلاج The...

two kitchens and a half

I’ve built up my kitchen over the years to cook for an army.. well exaggerating a bit, perhaps not an army, but easily 100 guests.  But how often do I have 100 guests? Do I really need to maintain enough china, cutlery, and cooking utensils all year round for...