life’s lessons

Lotus Moment: Mourning In Unison

By |April 16th, 2019|

Why This Is Awesome: Today, millions around the world are mourning in unison. Sharing photos, stories, and tears. Commingling together the way humans do when they experience a loss. We get personal. We get poignant. We grieve.

I, too, have walked the halls of the Cathédrale […]

Can A Person Become More Cultured?

By |April 2nd, 2019|

The month of March is now in our rear view, and although my work schedule was as busy as ever, I made sure to find time for celebrating my birthday month just the way I like it — with a little arts, a little culture, […]

Consider This Quote: William Sydney Porter

By |March 18th, 2019|

I’ll give you the whole secret to short story writing.
Here it is. Rule 1: Write stories that please yourself.
There is no Rule 2.
— William Sydney Porter (aka O. Henry), American short story writer, speaking of the storytelling genre he mastered like no other 

You Will Know Them By Their Art

By |March 11th, 2019|

I’ve been nesting a bit lately. Since the beginning of the year, I’ve bought a new rug, two new bookcases, and some art for the wall in my hallway. Although I really liked the images and the way they made me feel as I walked […]

Lotus Moment: Larger-Than-Life Toy Robot

By |January 14th, 2019|

Why This Is Awesome: I’m always fascinated by the variety of art that gets chosen to be included in a development project or outdoor space. Whether it’s murals, statues, dancing installations, or something even more esoteric, art in open spaces is one of the ways that art […]

Steal This Quote: Mary Lou Cook

By |December 3rd, 2018|

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.
— Mary Lou Cook, American author, artist and activist

Let Artists Be Artists

By |November 19th, 2018|

I know the title of this post sounds pretentious, but watch out, because in a few seconds, it’s going to sound presumptuous and offensive too. Here’s why: Although it’s not a new phenomenon, there’s been an outbreak in recent years of this disease I like […]

Lotus Moment: Matters Of Government

By |October 29th, 2018|

Why This Is Awesome: With one of the most important elections in my country only one week away (although I think we should consider all elections equally important), I’m reminded of this great shot I captured this past July in downtown Newark. That statuesque building […]

Steal This Quote: Charles de Lint

By |October 1st, 2018|

 Don’t forget — no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.
— Charles de Lint, Dutch-Canadian contemporary fantasy writer, poet, and musician

Lotus Moment: Taking The L

By |September 24th, 2018|

Why This Is Awesome: You may not have noticed, but I’ve been a bit under the radar lately here on my blog. That’s because for the past 2 weeks, and continuing through the end of the month, I’ve been attempting a major balancing act between […]