Name your pig and your chicken

If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it. -Brendan Francis To the naked eye, this might look like picture of a little plastic pig and a little plastic chicken. But it is not. In fact, you could not be more wrong. This isn’t a...

Trust yourself

It is by logic we prove. It is by intuition we discover. -Henri Poincare Recently, I was asked to speak to a class of seniors at my alma mater, Guilford College. After the class convened, we set out across campus and hiked a short distance into the woods on campus. At...

Don’t end up simply having visited this world.

It was late when we got there, to Mary Alice’s house. A visit that was years ago now, so the details don’t remain with me in deep clarity, but the sense I had of that space is still so strong–from out of a dark night we entered into color. It was the...

Read your Sunday paper

Really, I mean other than meeting Gene Hackman in FOUR SHORT SLEEPS, Is there any greater joy than a Sunday morning with the dining room table strewn with newspapers? Here in our unairconditioned and cranky-when-it-is-hot home, warm rosemary bagels from the...