December 18, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 15, 2018 — A nostalgia feast

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 15, 2018 It’s a celebration Brunch! It’s a feast of nostalgia! This time of year is always a big one for our family, with birthdays and anniversaries galore, as well as the usual holiday gatherings. But this year is even more special, because it was forty years ago, on […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 8, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 8, 2018 Another week of Advent, another week closer to Christmas, and here we are. Welcome to our weekly Brunch, where things are beginning to take a decidedly holiday tone. There’s egg nog on the buffet (Michael Spencer’s favorite), greens, poinsettias, and candles on the tables. Come, sit, and […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 1, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 1, 2018 Welcome to December! In our family that means a lot of birthdays, anniversaries, and holiday celebrations. Of course, we’ll be eating far more than our share, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have Brunch each Saturday. We’ll try to keep the fare light so none of […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: November 17, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: November 17, 2018 We’re less than a week from Thanksgiving and soon we’ll be moving into the Advent season. Here in central Indiana we had our first ice and snow event this past week (see the picture above), which was relatively minor and its effects soon melted away. We’ve had […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: November 10, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: November 10, 2018 Welcome to Brunch this Saturday. Snowflakes have been in the air ’round these parts this week, and although I took pictures like the one above just last weekend, now brown and gray are beginning to dominate nature’s color palette. With no baseball to buoy my spirit, a […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: November 3, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: November 3, 2018 Welcome to our first brunch of November 2018. We’re past Halloween and Reformation Day. Many of us celebrate All Saints this Sunday. The season is getting darker, but we’ll get a bit more light soon on how politics here in the U.S. will trend going forward. We’ll […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 27, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 27, 2018 End of October, beginning of November. Halloween. Reformation Sunday. All Saints. Time to change the clocks. The midterm elections. Let’s get some calories for stamina, eh? Thanks for joining us for Brunch today. Coming in early November… My second book, Show Me the Path: Cultivating a Life […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 20, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 20, 2018 We’re at or near peak foliage season in many parts of the country this weekend. We’ve even had a little snow in the air here in Illinois and Indiana, though our colors seem to be lagging behind. We have had several really frosty mornings, however, and we’re […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 13, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 13, 2018 Today’s Brunch is sprinkled with Peanuts. Just thought you ought to know.   Nostalgic autumn photos from Vermont in the 1970s (by yours truly)… Best quote I read this week… Doubt is only a problem if certainty is the expectation. • Austin Fischer Recommended viewing… If you […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 6, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 6, 2018 Settling into Fall… There is a beauty to autumnal darkness — the softness of the night sounds and the cool air, the way shadow pools in even sparse thickets of urban trees, lending them the gravitas of deep woods. But more than that, there is the respite […]