Merry Christmas!

Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David... Continue Reading →

The Sublime?

I visited Sanibel Island recently; and as usual I was struck by just how beautiful the island is.  I would even say that it is sublime; and that got me to thinking about just what the word sublime really means.  It seems to be that it is one of those words that people may use... Continue Reading →

What is a Garden Grotto?

The term grotto is derived from the Old Italian grotta, which is itself from the Late Latin crypta for “vault” or “cavern.”  Crypta in turn has its origins in the Greek krypte, meaning “hidden place” (“Grotto”).  The Greeks believed that the world was created by a union of the god of the sky and the... Continue Reading →

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