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On the Brink

“The teen and young adult years, when young people are perched precariously on the brink between childhood and adult responsibilities, are when the coming of age process is most obvious.”– K.E.V. “All of living is a process of coming of age, of reconciling the essence of the inner self with one’s outer being, with the […]

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All Love Begins There

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”– Robert Browning “It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?”– Mahatma Gandhi “All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”– Abraham Lincoln “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts […]

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STORIES AS MIRRORS AND WINDOWS

“To live without mirrors is to live without the self.”– Margaret Atwood “I sit at my window gazing the world passes by, nods to me, and is gone.”– Rabindranath Tagore “There’s a world out there. Open a window, and it’s there.”– Robin Williams “It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his […]

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Porch Life

“Make your front porch a part of your home, and it will make you a part of the world.”– John Sarris “Heaven is a house with porch lights.”Ray Bradbury “I like to sit on the front porch of an old cabin I built in the woods and just listen to the birds; I like to […]

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Sidewalk Stories

“On pavements and the bark of trees I have found whole worlds.”– Mark Tobey “There is no end to the beauty for the person who is aware. Even the cracks between the sidewalk contain geometric patterns of amazing beauty.”– Matthew Fox “You could start at a path leading nowhere more fantastic than from your own […]

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Life is a Rhythm Machine

“Life is about rhythm. We vibrate, our hearts are pumping blood, we are a rhythm machine, that’s what we are.”– Mickey Hart “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”– Plato “Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is […]

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The Time of Our Lives

Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back. – Harvey MacKay “An inch of time is an inch of gold, but you can’t buy that inch of time with […]

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Where the World Begins

The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what, we must eat to live.The gifts of earth are brought and prepared, set on the table. So it has been since creation, and it will go on… …We chase chickens or dogs away from it. Babies teethe at the corners. They scrape their knees under […]

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