By Request, “Introducing… Simon Templar!”

My Inspiration for this post. Greetings ST, 'Ettes, 'Sieurs, and All! His Graciously Unleashedness/Unwokeness has asked yours truly to reflect on his transformation from an "international man of mystery" (IMOM) to an instantly recognizable man of action/raconteur known as: "Simon Templar". Therewith comes a tale. Let me say at the outset that simplicity suits the … Continue reading By Request, “Introducing… Simon Templar!”

In Celebration of Christmas, 2022

Greetings, ST and All! In celebration of Christmas, I offer a musical feast: Handel's Messiah, from 2020 with Voces8, Apollo5 and the Academy of Ancient Music in the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge. The Christmas portion begins at 27:27. Blessed and Merry Christmas! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFjQ77ol2DI&t=1732s&ab_channel=AcademyofAncientMusic Christmas Joy

Travels of the Heart: 2 Corinthians, Chapters 1-4

Greetings, ST, 'Ettes, 'Sieurs, and All! It's good to be back with you; I've been under the weather for some time, but seem to be back in form now. Our exploration of St. Paul’s own growth in faith through his epistles/letters brings us once again to Corinth, in southern Greece about 50 miles from Athens. It offered access for trade through two major harbors, … Continue reading Travels of the Heart: 2 Corinthians, Chapters 1-4

For ST: An Homage to “Lt. Dangerous” — ST Unleashed!

[Note: The original incarnation of ST’s classic tale involving “Lt. Dangerous” is not currently in my possession, sadly. What follows is a synopsis by a grateful reader. ~D’NP] Howdy ST, ‘Ettes, ‘Sieurs, and All! Various conversations here in the past week or so have brought me to recall with pleasure early encounters with the humor […] … Continue reading For ST: An Homage to “Lt. Dangerous” — ST Unleashed!

Lisu Coffee

Welcome to Chiang Rai - a village in the northernmost province of Thailand: a mountainous region (Altitude: 1,000-1,500 meters) blessed with a combination of cool temperatures and volcanic soil, ideal for growing fine Arabica (Catuai, Catimor) coffee. The Lanna heritage of the Lisu and Ahka cultures of this province has long emphasized respectful stewardship of … Continue reading Lisu Coffee

Travels of the Heart: 1 Corinthians, Chapters 13-16

Our exploration of St. Paul’s own growth in faith through his epistles/letters brings us once again to Corinth, in southern Greece about 50 miles from Athens. It offered access for trade through two major harbors, controlling trade routes to both Italy and Asia. This prosperity might seem to be the perfect seedbed for virtue. In Paul’s time, however, it had a cosmopolitan air and … Continue reading Travels of the Heart: 1 Corinthians, Chapters 13-16