Between Earth and Sky

This is the place where we humans dwell. It’s where we eat, sleep, love, and create. And like all sentient beings, for the time being we don’t venture beyond either border, but eventually, inevitably, we do. Another way to look at this is these two boundaries define our existence, our...

Opsimath

Some of us spent our youth studying good works and exited college with a degree or two. Others instead bloomed later in life, becoming opsimaths in their pursuit of more learning. Opsimath: one who begins to learn or study late in life. Not exactly a well-known Greek word, but there...

Glimmers

Now and then in doing our work, we experience brief, almost metaphysical flashes of positive feelings. These are glimmers, magical feedback moments telling us we’re doing good work and on the right path. Maybe our art or writing is affecting someone, or the hard work is paying off and you...

Down the Middle

Not sure exactly when I started my odd practice of preferring to walk down the middle. During my adolescence, I remember doing this much to the delight of my friends (and horror of my parents if they knew), but can’t remember why I did it. I enjoyed being different but...

Becoming Our Thoughts

I often remember this quote first heard long ago when I began learning how to manage my stress and anxiety: If you want to know what you were thinking six months ago, look in the mirror. – Deepak Chopra We truly are what we think, conditioning and molding ourselves by...

Modern Dating

In one sense, these last six scary years we’ve lived through have one upside, albeit it somewhat perverse: it’s simplified modern dating. In the old days of online dating, places like Match.com provided a shopping experience through biased profiles we hoped were accurate (and some were). But as with many...

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