Napoleon’s Tapestries

Every good European monarch had to have a collection of tapestries. Here is a look at some of the tapestries that are part of the Napoleon, Power and Splendor exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. These exquisite works of art adorned Napoleon’s palace. They are so intricate and beautiful it…

Lichtenstein’s “Bacon Chair”

Roy Lichtenstein’s only foray into functional design was this “Brushstroke Chair and Ottoman” which my grand children promptly named, “The Bacon Chair” for obvious reasons. I think I like their name better. It is made of laminated and lacquered white birch plywood and is currently on display at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas…

Napoleon at the Nelson-Atkins

On a recent visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City we took in the Napoleon: Power and Splendor exhibit. The exhibit does not focus on Napoleon’s exploits as a military conqueror but on the majesty and significance of his imperial court and household. Napoleon all decked out in his royal attire. Napoleon’s wife, Joesphine. An…

Commemorating the Faithful Departed

The loss of loved ones can be especially hard to bear when the holidays arrive. Intense memories of special times together make it hard to feel joyful. For All Saints Day this year our congregation commemorated the life and witness of the members of our congregation that the Lord had called home. We started with…

Plant-Based, Whole Foods Update

I have two updates to share related to my experiment with a plant-based, whole foods diet. First, the iron level in my blood has not dropped due to this diet. In the past I had struggled to keep my iron level in the good range, even taken an iron supplement at one time. I first…