Reflection 2016: A Year of Growth and Flight

Reflection 2016: A Year of Growth and Flight

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” ― Leonardo da Vinci Reflection 2016 Yesterday was the darkest day of the year, December 21, the winter...
5 Favorite Books of 2016

5 Favorite Books of 2016

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. —Frederick Douglass I believe that one of the best ways we can live well is to read, and read a lot. Given my love of reading and books, I read a lot. When I’m in the middle of a book I can’t put down, I...
A Monarch Butterfly and Its Changing Beauty

A Monarch Butterfly and Its Changing Beauty

HAPPINESS.—A butterfly, which when pursued, seems always just beyond your grasp; but if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~ “A Chapter of Definitions,” Daily Crescent, 1848 June 23rd Years ago, I planted Swamp Milkweed in my backyard. With a name...
Darkness, Perspective, and Light

Darkness, Perspective, and Light

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s...