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 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 [...]

The Magic of Tidying Up – All at Once or Bit by Bit?

“Whether you’ve read her book or not, you might be wondering how Marie Kondo’s methods of decluttering and organizing stack up with my own, which also come from a lifetime of [...]

The Magic of Tidying Up – Does it Spark Joy?

Part 3 of 4* Does It Spark Joy? This is the third in a series of four articles that chronicles my experiences and impressions of Marie Kondo’s hugely popular book called The Life-Changing [...]

The Magic of Tidying Up – Taming Paper Clutter

Part 2 of 4* Taming Paper Clutter This is the second in a series of four articles that chronicles my experiences and impressions of Marie Kondo’s hugely popular book called The [...]

The Magic of Tidying Up – Taming The Clothes

Part 1 of 4 Taming the Clothes I have been asked by a number of readers and students if I’ve read Marie Kondo’s hugely popular book called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The [...]

Power in Prayer

Marianne Williamson posted a beautiful prayer on her Facebook page recently in response to an email she received from a woman in the Ukraine, grieving for her people. Wow. What a prayer. It is as [...]

Beautify a Drawer

“Look for the order within the chaos… Moving into a new house has created a sort of upheaval and chaos. About a week ago I decided to take one drawer in the kitchen and make it [...]

“Getting Rid Of” Is Not Clearing

Do objects have bad juju? You know, like the beautiful heirloom ring that doesn’t feel quite right? That antique mask you got really cheap at the consignment shop that smells funny?  The [...]