no words

"Some things just can't be described. And stepping onto the moon was one of them.”– Buzz Aldrin When we have extraordinary experiences (or, rather, not-at-all-ordinary experiences), we often want to…

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riding by

"I think bicycling has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time…

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timepiece

For the past several years, I generally checked the time on either my laptop or phone. Unfortunately, that meant that, whenever I checked the time, my brain drifted to thoughts…

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brace yourself

This centuries-old tree, providing shelter for this centuries-old bench, is made stronger by the braces. How glad the tree must be to have those braces to lean on. What’s holding…

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the best medicine

“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.”– Jean Houston “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.”– Dr.…

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urban wildlife

Even though we city dwellers have parks galore, we often feel cut off from the natural world. When I lived in Brooklyn, I remember coming up the subway stairs once…

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illusory talk

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” — George Bernard Shaw I was involved in a situation recently that went something like this:…

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