I was listening to New Dimensions Radio last night while preparing a late supper of pesto encrusted bruschetta crowned with thin slices of Brandywine tomato from my garden. (Arrgh! That was the last of my pesto. Must. Make. More.) The richness of this rustic meal dovetailed nicely with the simple yet profound call for a rethinking of Christianity from guest John Shelby Spong. His discussion of the Apostle Paul was of particular interest, as was his mention of the 139th Psalm which, if you think about it, can be quite disturbing to many present day Christians. (Can you spell p-a-n-t-h-e-i-s-m?)
Spong's common sense eruditeness means I've got to make a pit stop at the library after I visit district court today for a consultation.
Earlier Sunday I hung out in old Mesilla, enjoying the sights and sounds of the annual Dia de los Muertos festivities. The main reason I stopped by was to catch the reception for Maria Cristina Fridenstein in the Old Tortilla Factory studio. I'd met Maria on the downtown mall when I moved here four years ago. I was stunned by her talent. So when I walked in yesterday, and she told me to pick from a fishbowl, and I pulled out a card worth a 25 percent discount on her framed works, I knew I'd done good. I bought a piece called "Hot Stuff" and, believe me, she is indeed a hottie! Here's a sample of Maria's exquisite work.
Sorry, I will not be posting "Hot Stuff" for I am already a jealous man hahaha! As consolation, you can have this cool graphic from those fiends at Google.