Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Poking through my salad to find the accoutrements of fried onion bits, I found myself eating voraciously at greens for the reward of the crispy coating. So worth the hunt and yet I was reminded that I have sometimes just gone for the good stuff. Ignoring any base, I have thought it wise to snack or stuff on things that are meant to complement. The results have always been similar for me. A bloated, shameful feeling of having gone overboard. The little bits of onion are best experienced with ordinary leaves. This speaks of more than just toppings to me.

Saturday, October 19, 2013


..and it is over...a beautiful life. He was and will always be an amazing and ordinary man. Doing the right thing, stable, loving and evidence proved him to be a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, friend and man. I am honoured to know such a man. Honoured to have so many memories of him and wishing for more. Honoured that he always seemed to be happy to see me...know me..include me. Allen James Loewen left this world a better place because he was here. Thank you God.

Sunday, October 13, 2013


The symphony is over...dishes are done..bellies are full. I am the conductor timing the elements, mashing and whisking to the crescendo to the seated dining room. I am satisfied with the dance of the dishes, the fluid movement to baste, broil or whip. Dessert is the finale... ice cream melting into the sugary warmth and the frenetic scurry to squirt more whipped cream. Dinner at the Andersons.