My name is Joe, and I’m not nearly as grumpy as I look in this photo.. I picked it however because it shows two of my interests, cycling and reading. I’m a long time member of the Ohio State community, as a student, an alumnus, and an employee. I’m also a member of the Saint Stephen’s community and an enthusiastic supporter of the EASE gallery space. I have many artist friends and find creative people to be the most interesting associates. I was drawn to the Share a Meal project for two reasons; I am not naturally gregarious so having a reason for me to reach out and commune with people I don’t know well is good for me, and I am descended from a long line of potters ( the mascot of the high school I attended is named “Potter Pete” who has a kiln for his head) so I was turned on by the idea of receiving some hand made dishes to use during the meals.
I’m an Episcopal Priest and one of the organizers of the EASE Gallery. I always dabble in one form of creativity or another. I have a few stories published, have written a few books (which no one has read), and have gotten interested in illuminated texts. You can see some of my efforts at http://kpbstevens.tumblr.com.