Ode to the Chowder Goddess

Ode to the Chowder Goddess and Her Husband; from CLAM

Extraordinary, Tasty, Juicy, Skilled, Luscious, Delicious ….


You have BLOWN US AWAY with your OVER THE TOP generosity that led to CLAM’s Annual Meeting being a success.

From what planet did you come?

What far part of our lovely cosmos created you, nurtured you —cooked you up and poured you from its generous ladle

into our little pot

so that you could


with your cooking???


Your chowder was overwhelming with deliciousness.

You Hestia of Heart-Full Creations!

You Master Wizard! You Queen of Cooks! You Orchestrator of All Good Things!!!


O You Whose Divinity is Discerned in Each Tasty Bite!


You Walk on Water! You Bathe in Wine! You Release the Sun each time you take the lid off your steaming pots!


Thank you so, so much Mary Olsen!!

And a thousand thanks to JIM!! TO JIM!!!


You Dionysus of Delectable Wine!

Your wine oozed us,smoothed us

-and with warm, full bellies and energy –

we had a terrific conversation!

You Giver of Great Spirits!


Mary and Jim!

Your twin hearts laid down like a butterfly’s wings

We sit mesmerized at the flower’s edge

And watch your coupled beauty

As you take flight and give, yet again – to West Marin!!!


In perpetual gratitude,


Kim Thompson

Director, CLAM