Talk of Poems and Prayers and Promises, and Things that We Believe In


A raclette meal, though not the one we ate tonight.


My wife and I had dinner with several friends at the Salt Lake Valley home of a long-time Swiss friend — currently serving as the honorary consul of Switzerland for Utah — and his wife.  She is the principal harpist with the Orchestra at Temple Square, and can be seen here in this recent recording of Alfie Boe singing “Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables:


We had a wonderful and very Swiss dinner of raclette and würste.  (See this important statement.)  And very good conversation.



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  • Nat Whilk

    I hope the title doesn’t mean that you sat and passed the pipe around!

    • danpeterson

      As a matter of fact, we passed a two-foot section of 3″ PVC pipe around for about fifteen minutes.

      In the end, we just couldn’t see what the thrill was supposed to be, so we quit.