Lessons in Value

Halfway through my Fine Arts Degree, a professor told an anecdotal story about an early experience he had selling his art. As young artists, we were curious about making money. Let's be honest no one wants to be a starving artist. I listened, hoping to take a nugget of information away that might possibly help... Continue Reading →

The Best Kind of Small Disaster

When I first started writing I wondered when I would call myself an author, officially. I'm completely serious. I wondered if I would wake up one day and say "Ta-da-I'm a writer." It didn't happen like that. According to a friend during a lazy morning conversation, the thing that makes one a professional writer is... Continue Reading →

Less is more…awesome.

I have a friend who uses the word awesome to describe almost anything that pleases him. Yes, it's simple (and a hyperbole) and maybe, in his case, it's a tiny bit overused. Yet, that simple word is also extremely expressive to him and there is a great deal of feeling in his delivery of 'awesome'.... Continue Reading →

Graduation 2021

End of the year traditions At the end of every school year, when the kids come to pick up their report cards I take a photo of the group and then email a letter to parents congratulating them on all THEIR hard work. I think that parenting, and educating is like the lighting guy on... Continue Reading →

When Wanderlust Began

June 21st is World Music Day. This is a special day for me. The summer of 1990 my bestfriend, Cathy, and I wandered the streets of Paris on World Music Day. Music was as plentiful as wine and baguettes. The energy and vibe of this epic celebration was felt in every nook, cranny and cobble... Continue Reading →

Long Shadows

On the heels of spring time with summer right around the corner I had one singular beach day which made me I think of summer with incredible anticipation. Summer brings all those gorgeous memories from past adventures and experiences. I recalled a summertime moment when gratitude became a thing I could touch. The kindness of... Continue Reading →

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