Lucy was a nanny to my sons in earlier years. She has continued to be a part of our lives, and because she enjoys cooking she takes control of it for family gatherings.This day she made the vegetable she calls bitter melon. She's prepared it before, but the unusual shape of these brought in from the garden of a friend takes the cake. And when they triggered a recall of the two dinosaurs that survived to roar out in Advent and into some of Calvary, I shared the laugh with her. Inspired by a thing I’d never seen before I returned to the computer in search of thoughts I had not had before.