Don’t Eat Alone

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Our newest High Calling blogger, Milton Brasher-Cunningham doesn't want you to eat alone. In fact, that's the name of his long-standing blog: Don't Eat Alone. He's a professional chef in Durham, North Carolina, at a restaurant on the campus of Duke University. (As a kid, I dreamed of going to Duke. Didn't happen.) Anyway, Milton is a perfect fit for high calling blogs. He's not afraid to write about his faith, but mostly he writes about the challenges of his day job. Food. Recipes. Intense schedules. Last week, in a "Of Skunks and Storms," he wrote: the middle of an eleven-day-thirteen-shift stretch ... at work [I am] in a frame of my mind that has me examining what meaning I am making of my life these days. Reading and writing far too easily gives way to prepping and cooking; I spend much more of my life with pots and pans rather than poetry. I love cooking, I like my job, and I would like to spend my time differently, proportionally, than life affords me the opportunity to do in these days. The last paragraph has less to do with existential crisis than with the desire, to borrow words from a biblical poet, Paul, to “make the most of the time.”

If that's not just screaming, try his post from this weekend: I can hear music. Milton writes

In our work-a-day world, it’s far too easy to believe that the rhythm of life is akin to the opening verse of Jackson Browne’s “The Pretender”: I’m going to rent myself a house in the shade of the freeway I’m going to pack my lunch in the morning and go to work each day and when the evening rolls around I’ll go back home and lay my body down and when the morning light comes streaming in I’ll get up and to it again amen

Milton is definitely worth a visit and a comment. Just check him out in his baseball cap glory. Now go give him a nice welcome.