Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Concord Grapes Purpling Now

Be on the lookout for wild concord grapes which are just purpling now. Had some today. Amazing all the tastes out there in the flora and fauna. Who must be the great inventor of these diversities of taste?  Do we realize all the chemistry that happens upon our tongues as gift to us? Can anyone doubt here must be a Generous Chemist for such things as wild blueberries and grape, apple and plum, the dozens of herbs---rosemary, thyme, basil; the ginger root, the sassafras root? And could we claim that just as amazing as the inherrent chemistry in the things themselves is also the ability of our taste buds to receive?

Friday, September 2, 2016

Intellectual Humility

Reading Justin Martyr (early 2nd century) this morning impresses upon me the conviction that we of the 21st century have no right to an atom of intellectual snobbery.