Reinvention

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” — Henri Bergson It’s so much easier to stay rooted in the same place, whether it’s a desk chair or an old neighborhood. Or even a toxic relationship. Once we nestle into our proverbial comfort zone, […]

It’s here!

Yes, summer was rituals, each with its natural time and place. The ritual of lemonade or ice-tea making, the ritual of wine, shoes or no shoes, and at last, swiftly following the others, with quiet dignity, the ritual of the front-porch swing.” -Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine It’s finally here — the first day of summer! […]

Saluting our dads

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”  ~Clarence Budington Kelland Over the years I’ve been blessed to know many first-rate dads. My own was simply the best — and one of the kindest human beings ever. As if that weren’t enough, my paternal grandfather (whose garden […]

Joy ride

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. — Buddha Visiting historic Fish Town in Leland earlier this week, I was charmed by the sight of this small fishing boat docked behind The Cove restaurant. Even when I’m on […]

Summer unplugged?

By isolating himself at Walden Pond, Thoreau hadn’t run away from life. He’d run toward it. Why couldn’t we leave our lives of quiet, digital desperation and do the same?” — Susan Maushart, from The Winter of Our Disconnect Once in a while, we all need to unplug. Friends who’ve been visiting this site for […]