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...
The Story of an Often-Flooded Basement

The Story of an Often-Flooded Basement

It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time. – David Allan Coe About three years ago, when my family and I moved into our current house after living four years in Prague, Czech...
Sunshine, Spring, and a Fresh Breath of Joy

Sunshine, Spring, and a Fresh Breath of Joy

“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young Sunshine, Spring, and a Fresh Breath of Joy One week ago, ferocious wind and sideways snow blew through the little...