not you anymore

Identities change throughout our lives. They can happen quickly or over a long period of time: She was a student and now she’s a teacher.She was an employee and now…

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beauty creeps in

As we humans are forced to stay home, nature has been running free. The sky in Los Angeles is a softer cleaner blue than it was two months ago. Animals…

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thanking anonymous

“Nobody, of the hundreds of people that had visited the Fair, knew that a grey spider had played the most important part of all.” – E.B. White, Charlotte's Web A…

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the invitation

“Do whatever you need to slow down. It is time to explore what you are carrying within.” – Roxana Jones All over the world, for those of us who are…

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the word of the day

My new favorite word is meliorism. It's the belief that the world can be made better by human effort. This is a belief I've had all my life and didn't…

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flying time

When I was a kid, Prince sang a song about 1999, and it blew my mind. The very idea of that year blew my mind. Especially the notion that I'd…

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solitary thinking

"Solitude is a breeding ground for idiosyncrasy, and I relish that about it, the way it liberates whim." – Caroline Knapp Everyone has a unique relationship with solitude. Some require…

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follow the instructions

When I was a teenager, I "passed notes" at school with my friends. I kept many of them as souvenirs from that time in my life. I wonder if some…

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the clear path

I’ve been wondering lately when and where I’ll make my next move. It was giving me some anxiety, the not knowing, until I remembered that, if history is any indication,…

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number love

I fell in love with numbers when I was a small child. Like probably before kindergarten. When I was in 5th grade, I got a "homework pass" whenever I won…

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