Having spent much of past sixteen months sheltering at home, this summer has brought a joyful return to some of our favorite pre-pandemic activities, including a visit to the San Mateo County Fair. Even breathing through my mask, the smells of the county fair brought back waves of memories of past summers. The smell of barbequed ribs, turkey legs, and French fries reminded me of leisurely summer afternoons enjoying fairs and festivals with my wife and sons. The farm smells of pigs, goats and cattle in the livestock showcase brought back memories of summer visits to the family farms of my relatives living in Iowa. I recall the first time my son received a tour of the cattle barns on my aunt and uncle’s farm. At one point, he asked my aunt, “Can we see something that doesn’t smell?” She laughed and replied, “Well, we are on a farm.”Continue reading “At the Fair, on the Farm”
Rev. Adams shares his encounter with a marvelous person of the Nembutsu while trick-or-treating in his neighborhood.
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