Aging Gracefully

“Teach me old woods to wither glad.”–Danish hymn by Adam Oehlenschläger, 1813 Years ago while on sabbatical in Mexico, my family and I befriended an expatriate Swedish author. Though [...]

A Taste of Heaven

“It’s not just about food. It’s not just about of a restaurant. It’s about something more.”– Chef’s Table Here’s a photo of my morning coffee – being [...]

Being with Heartbreak

“One could say that going through loss is the great awakener. It is a potential opening if you don’t run away from it. What is usually condemned as ‘bad’ by the mind and [...]

A Day to Remember

The video below has a great deal of significance for me for many reasons: Though it’s super short, it still manages to showcase some of my favorite photographs of Day of Dead in San Miguel [...]

Worst Day Ever?

The brilliant poem below written by an eleventh grader from Brooklyn, NY is as powerful visual as I’ve ever seen on how our thoughts and words can change everything. Here’s the trick: [...]

Shimmering Light

When I Am Among the Trees by Mary Oliver When I am among the trees, especially the willows and the honey locust, equally the beech, the oaks and the pines, they give off such hints of gladness. I [...]