It’s A Small Plate After All

It’s A Small Plate After All

For someone in my generation or younger, it strains the imagination to think that yogurt, bagels and pizza were once weird ethnic foods.  My mother has a story about seeing her first bagel when she went off to college and there was a line in a Muppet Show episodes...

Christmas Spirit (and Monsters and Other Fun)

(No episode next week.) The other weekend, after attending a menorah lighting at a local tea house, my husband and I joined a parade of monsters talking down the sidewalk.  There were vicious satyr-like manimals with sticks in their hands and wicker baskets on their...

Meeting New Peoples

A few weeks before this recording, an American missionary in a kayak made it his goal to bring Christianity to the people of North Sentinel Island.  The people there live an anachronistic life, similar to that of other cultures in the stone age. In the few brief...

Format War Veteran

There are many important decisions that shape our lives and by which we judge other people.  Coke or Pepsi? Rolling Stones or Beatles? New York or LA? Cats or dogs? iPod or Zune? That last one was pretty easy for the vast majority of people.  The competition between...