Thursday, December 24, 2009

Secret Santa Spin

This week's Spin Cycle is a bit of a challenge. Jen over at Sprite's Keeper runs the Spin Cycle and for this special spin, we had to send her 5 blogs we like and she'd pick one for us to spread the bloggy love about.  Jen decided she wanted to hear about Zen, Texas.

Zen, Texas is the blog of my pastor, Tim Tutt. Tim has an amazing way with words. He's entertaining, funny and makes you think all at the same time.  His blog is new. Tim's only been blogging since November, but I think it deserves some recognition.

Zen, Texas is a wide spot in Tim's imagination, complete with characters common to any small Texas town. There's Mayor Vox and the editor of the "Zen Zephyr" Ernst Schreibenfesten. Not all the posts are about stuff that happens in Zen. Some are just Tim's musings on goings on in the world. Regardless of what moves Tim to post, the results are always worth a visit.

It's hard to pick my favorite post of Tim's. Ernst Schreibenfesten on Words is great and speaks to every writer. I like Friendship, aged almost eight, too. Mostly because it reminds me of my Dad. Otherizing Richmond makes you think about how easily we all place those that make us uncomfortable in a box that keeps them safe from us and ours. The Blessed Are words are a modern take on the Beatitudes and how they still speak to our world, whether we listen or not.

So stop on by and sit a spell. You might just find that Zen, Texas is a welcoming spot that you'll want to visit often. 


Sprite's Keeper said...

What a great tribute! Zen sounds like a wonderful place and I can't wait to check out the posts! You're linked! Happy holidays and I hope he likes this!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Merry Christmas, hope you are having a peaceful, joyful day!

Looking forward to checking out your pastor's blog. Off to there now.