CSA Harvest: May 15, 2011

 New this week: scarlet queen turnips, a whole chicken from a new supplier, goat cheese chevre, some tips on how to store fresh goat cheese, and a peek inside the farm with neat factoids gleaned from our farm tour.

CSA Harvest: May 8, 2011

Small Farms CSA on Wordpress New this week: kohl rabi (super yeah!), red Russian kale, 12 dozen eggs, salad radishes, green garlic, a very satisfiying soup recipe (see the kale's Cooking section for details), and new ways to store greens to keep them yummy for longer.

We start the biweekly meat share next week with a whole chicken! The eggs we'll be getting biweekly, as well, but on opposite weeks from the meat. Our every-four-weeks share of goat cheese chevre from Decimal Place Farm will also be appearing in the next couple of weeks.


CSA Harvest: May 1, 2011 (We're back!)

New this week: This is first portion of the 2011 spring/summer season's share, so everything is new, especially strawberries.

We got to choose 2 bunches from a number of lettuce varieties.  We will start the meat share in 2 weeks, and might have eggs next week.


Christian Hospitality as Intentional Vulnerability

ironically inhospitable church parking sign: welcome church visitors, all others park elsewhere, violators will be towed at owner expense True godliness doesn't turn [humans] out of the world, but enables them to live better in it, and excites their endeavors to mend it. ~ William Penn

Grounded in the restorative theology of the Church of the Brethren, I give a detailed outline of my proposed theology of hospitality as being “intentional vulnerability.” I then explore the practical application of that theology through my model of a queer bible study. I conclude by briefly encouraging churches to adopt this theology of hospitality as central to their work.

Twitter highlights of THATCamp Southeast 2011

conference logo Were you unable to attend THATCamp SE 2011 in Atlanta (March 4-6)? Find twitter streams a bit overwhelming, lacking in context, or chronologically confusing?

Here is your solution: a re-organized, select set of relevant and/or funny tweets for each of the sessions. Please post comments if I've missed (or completely mis-categorized) any particularly good tweets! There's even a list at the bottom of this post of tweets that I couldn't place (your help is welcome!)

I'll also post links to people's notes, blogs and slides.

Chacchoben Mayan Ruins: Mexico

one of the templesI visited this recent archaeological excavation as as excursion from my Ships & Dip 4 Cruise on the Norwegian Dawn. We were especially thrilled by Veronica, our guide from Native Choice (http://www.thenativechoice.com), a tour company run by locals. She was an incredible story teller and a font of knowledge!.