Love Note #1

It’s easy to love what we perceive as our own good qualities – bakes killer brownies for friends, loves unconditionally, always helps a seemingly lost pooch, lends an ear when needed. But what about our faults, are they lovable too? It’s no secret that self-love is the key to feeling Read More…

A Different Beauty

winter brought greys & tans & silvery taupes that’s how nature intended it so we would have the opportunity to see a different beauty that otherwise we might not notice distracted as we get by the bright-colored things but it’s all beautiful and spring unfailingly comes around Nature is made Read More…

Soul Liberation: The Trail Not Taken

Sometimes we feel like we’re at a crossroads. We check in with our head and our heart. We quiet our mind and try to hear the small, still voice that guides us in a way our brain may not understand. Often that yields an elegant and true feeling answer. But Read More…

Embrace the Mystery

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. – John Muir       “[The Ramble was intended to be an] intricate disposition of lights and shadows [to] create a degree of obscurity not absolutely impenetrable, but sufficient to affect the imagination with a sense of Read More…

Magic Gardens, Magic Night

Art should not be segregated in museums; it needs to live free among us. – Isaiah Zagar (creator of the installation that is Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens) The wound is the place where light enters you. – Rumi To a dull mind all of nature is leaden. To the illuminated mind Read More…

The Re-Set Button: A Trip to CA

People say that what we are seeking is a meaning of life. I don’t think this is what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive. – Joseph Campbell Many times over the summer I had to remind myself that becoming enlightened isn’t about Read More…

Of Politics, Poetry & Puzzles

  One cannot build life from refrigerators, politics, credit statements and crossword puzzles. This is impossible. Nor can one exist for any length of time without poetry, without color, without love. – Antoine De Saint-Exupery I’m back to editing the novel I’ve been working on – a political thriller – Read More…