A Blessing


For that which we are about to eat, may we be truly thankful.

Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.

“Some hae meat and canna eat, –

And some wad eat that want it;

But we hae meat, and we can eat,

Sae let the Lord be thankit.”

Robert Burns

A Merrier World


“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
J. R. R. Tolkien 

I cannot eat hoarded gold so give me food, cheer and song…and a cup of hot tea on a cool autumn day!

Cyrano’s Apple


We remember Cyrano de Bergerac (1619 – 1655) because Edmond Rostand created a play in 1897 based loosely on the life of this French dramatist and duellist.  If you look at the “real” Cyrano’s portrait, the nose was prominent, but not to the proportions of those portrayed by actors.

Cyrano de Bergerac was a free thinker, rare in his time, and considered somewhat radical for his atheistic leanings.  It seems to me, he understood the importance of an apple.


“The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men’s apples and head their cabbages.”
Cyrano de Bergerac

Solving Problems


If all problems were as tasty as this breakfast…I would eat them without any thought.  But then, some of my breakfasts have been burned….

“Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.”
Alfred A. Montapert