Heather King

Thumbnail rolheiser shirt of flame heather king A shirt of flame

They say that the book you most need to read finds you when you most need to read it. I’ve had that experience many times, most recently with ’s...

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Thumbnail batchelder tile peacock ‘Batchelder: Tilemaker’ at the Pasadena Museum of History

The Pasadena Museum of History is featuring an exhibit, extended by popular demand through March 12, called “Batchelder: Tilemaker.” Ernest A....

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Thumbnail crux  heatherking Cajun Catholics: A field trip to the Bayou

Recently I was graced to travel to Lafayette, Louisiana, and spend the better part of a week with some of the good people of the bayou. Father...

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Thumbnail caryllhouselander Caryll Houselander: The Little Way of the Infant Jesus

Caryll Houselander (1901-1954) was a British mystic, poet and spiritual teacher who wore a pair of big round tortoiseshell glasses, lived in London...

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Thumbnail crux Donald Evans and his fantastic world of postage stamps

Donald Evans (1945-1977) “put his whole life and everything that interested him into the stamps of his fantasy world.” So says Willy Eisenhart,...

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Thumbnail el anatsui  red block El Anatsui at The Broad

A few weeks ago, I went on a field trip with some friends to The Broad, the new-ish downtown L.A. museum of contemporary art. My friends wanted...

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Thumbnail hollyhock house wright Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House

Hard by the southwest corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vermont, up on a hill, stands a highlight of L.A.’s storied architectural story: Barnsdall...

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Thumbnail victoria sweet ‘God’s Hotel’ by Victoria Sweet, M.D.

“God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine” is a 2012 memoir by San Francisco-based physician Victoria Sweet. The...

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Thumbnail takao kawaguchi Kazuo Ohno, Takao Kawaguchi and the art of Butoh

Recently I caught a mesmerizing dance performance at the downtown REDCAT Theater: “Takao Kawaguchi: About Kazuo Ohno - Reliving the Butoh Diva’s...

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Thumbnail king family nh Limb from limb: A Christmas story

My father was so obsessively modest that it was a standing family joke that the only parts of his body my five brothers, two sisters and I had ever...

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Thumbnail crux heather king Loaded: Money and the spirituality of enough

Some people are attached to being rich. For a long time, I was attached to being poor. My Yankee upbringing instilled the idea that “doing...

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Thumbnail briton ensemble at follybowl 2016 Madrigal magic: The Briton Ensemble

A few Sundays ago, I made my way toward Altadena, north of Pasadena. The neighborhood is lovely: up against the mountains, up above the city,...

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Thumbnail armagosa deathvalley Marta Becket and the Amargosa Opera House

Several springs ago, I took a road trip to Death Valley, stayed at the Amargosa Opera House and Hotel and fell in love with Marta Becket. I...

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Thumbnail la casa de maria retreat center Montecito’s Center for Spiritual Renewal

The Center for Spiritual Renewal, located on the grounds of the nonprofit retreat center La Casa de Maria in Montecito near Santa Barbara, is a...

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Thumbnail mildred norman peace pilgrim Peace pilgrim

In 1953, a woman from Vermont named Mildred Lisette Norman gave up all her worldly belongings, took on the name “Peace Pilgrim” and started...

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Thumbnail pittance chamber music Pittance Chamber Music Ensemble

Compared to grossest salaries, A pittance is our fee. But pit is where we make great art, Where inspiration’s free. – Rowena...

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Thumbnail middleeasternfood Super King: The glory of L.A.’s Middle Eastern markets

One of the greatest discoveries of my early years in L.A. was the Jons Market on Hobart and Santa Monica Boulevards in East Hollywood. Jons was...

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Thumbnail cm janos zelinka  photo by matt cashore  The Cashore Marionettes

I first became entranced by the weirdness of puppets — and puppeteers — through internationally acclaimed stop-motion animators The Brothers Quay...

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