"Wine is water come of age." - Father Capon

Tuesday, October 05, 2010


First things first: Why another blog? Well, in my case it's because of love. This is a blog about the things I love for the people I love. Like St. Augustine, I believe that we were made to love; to love God, our neighbor, and the staggering world He has made. So, the forays that follow are meant to trace the thread of delight where ever it leads: wine, coffee, cheese, bread, olives, figs, and the ways these things shape us into a joyful, and savory people.

By nature I am an enthusiast. I really love good wine, the zing of blue cheese, green olives, and the smell of coffee just this side of a Full City Roast. But I also love the way, under the blessing of God, these good gifts fill our lives and bind us to other people. God in not a solipsist, he is a fountain of gifts who loves to share. As Solomon said, "It is the blessing of the Lord that makes rich and he adds no sorrow to it." So properly, enthusiasm is about the joy of sharing.

And finally, I see this blog as an exercise in gratitude. Gratitude for the joy of being and the goodness of God's gifts. Gratitude is the only thing that can preserve delight from the acid of snobbery and pride. Creation is a gift and we should receive it with open and generous hands. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. "Gratitude is the only thing that can preserve delight from the acid of snobbery and pride."

    I like it.

    Thank you for being willing to share what you have learned/are learning. Doug and I will certainly benefit from this blog.

    Jessica Hall