Poppies and Peonies

Poppies and Peonies

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. – Audrey Hepburn Every spring, the warming weather hooks me with its promises of color after the long Ohio winter. Every spring, I can’t help myself and plant a few more flowers. Last year, I planted poppies. A...
Gratitude and Happiness

Gratitude and Happiness

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust A few weeks ago, I flew to see my closest friend in Boston. We had lived four years together in Prague; she with four young sons, the...
Candace Bushnell on Success

Candace Bushnell on Success

“Don’t be afraid to make a fresh start. When are you going to do what you’re meant to do? Keep on going until you get there.” – Candace Bushnell, author, speaking 3/17/16 On St. Patrick’s Day this year, I had the wonderful privilege...
A Time for Retreat and Renewal

A Time for Retreat and Renewal

“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.” – Albert Camus It’s been 12 months since I’ve last unplugged and rested, so this vacation is much-needed and heavily felt. My motor has been running hard on every...