helping makes us feel awesome

"Caring for one another, we sometimes glimpse an essential quality of our being. We may be sitting alone, lost in self-doubt or self-pity, when the phone rings with a call…

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little red lighthouse

You know how you get lyrics stuck in your head? In 1996, I was at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, MI, and my friend Harrison Long sang a song…

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giving back, simplified

"Follow your heartbreak." – Andrew Harvey This quote is, of course, a variation on Joseph Campbell's "follow your bliss." It basically means that each of us has a unique sensitivity…

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to heck with career

"The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds." – Dalai Lama When I lived in Brooklyn,…

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