Palms

It’s no wonder that the palm was extremely important to the desert communities of the Middle East: they played a pivotal role in building and fueling early cultures. They were grown 7000 years ago (at least!) for their shade, high-energy fruit, and construction materials. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has said “few plant species…

The Wedge

Fugue (“the Wedge”) BWV 548     J.S.Bach (1685-1750) [ORGAN] Improvisation Lent to me is a paradoxical season of the church year: on the one hand dealing with titanic issues like Suffering, Death, and Eternity. But on the other it’s a time of contemplation, of quietly turning inward. So for Lenten preludes I alternate between those…