The Anya Hindmarch store on Madison Avenue currently displays a Wombwell Menagerie cage, and I wonder if they know the history. Founded in 1807 England by George Wombwell, the traveling menagerie was perhaps the most successful enterprise of its kind outside the U.S., appearing three times before Queen Victoria. No surprise that Wombwell’s foundation was … Continue reading History on Mad: Wombwell’s Menagerie
Death is the Engine of Life: Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Jesus, and How Reality Works.
So this morning I’m sitting in Central Park reading a book about Saint Francis of Assisi, and this little dude comes up to me. He’s wearing battered saffron robes and a hat. (Like this.) I’ve seen his type before and figure he may be about to ask me for a handout. Instead he bows and … Continue reading Spare Change
At my house we've been watching the original Star Trek. (Mostly George Takei's fault.) I was moderately familiar with the show, but I'd never seen it all the way through. And you know it didn't take me many episodes before I fell hard for Spock. I could go on and on about the structure of the … Continue reading In Wonder You Will Reign Over All Things
This is the next post about my Metanoia Season of spiritual renewal. Here's the full list of related posts. And while you're here, have you heard about Anti-Famine 40? For the first 18 years of my life I was much in church, and that meant the Episcopal Church. Ages 18-34, with some gaps, I was … Continue reading All I Really Need to Know I Learned in WE LIKE SHEEP
So a few weeks ago I had this dream. Aw, man! Can there be anything worse than a blogger jawing on about some dream she had? But stay with me - there's at least a song at the end. BTW: professionally I coordinate events for a library. So in this dream, I'm at work, but … Continue reading And the Sign Said
I'm at my new church pretty much all week this Holy Week, except, for work reasons, the Maundy Thursday service. When I first realized this was going to be the case, I felt briefly crushed. I've been attached to Maundy Thursday even during my time in the relative wilderness - since 1995, in fact, when … Continue reading Fortunatus