Consider yourself part of the solution

“In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.” – Flora Edwards Do something. Extend yourself. This is no way to say goodbye to someone who has been your cornerstone, your love, your driving force,...

Follow the chili peppers

“how like the bumble bee I am in my work or my life i see where i want to go and in my panic i forget to look for the open window”  -Marybeth Fidler This week, I had an extraordinary experience with chili peppers, mints, a smoking cook, and big doors. My friend...

Don’t sell your red books

  “Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.” – Carol Pearson Years ago when my husband John had his fantastic odd little bookshop full of antique science books in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., a...

Examine your car for dents

“When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.” –Tuli Kupferberg One interesting thing about life is that at a certain point, it all starts repeating. Or perhaps it’s been repeating all along and it just takes a certain distance (age?) to begin seeing the...

Follow the disturbance

“Put down your clever,Let your partner affect you:Tenets of Improv” — review of Keith Johnstone’s Impro on HaikuBookReviews I recently had an interesting experience that revealed to me a big truth, a Big Truth, that is, in capital letters. It was an...