life’s lessons

Greater Than The Sum Of The World’s Parts

By |August 19th, 2019|

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the concept of gratitude journals, realizing potential and the efficacy of life plans. Why? Because that’s how I roll. 😉

But seriously, I would say most of us at one time or another in our lives reassess what we’ve […]

To Travel Or Not To Travel … Both!

By |July 29th, 2019|

I have a number of opinions that go against the popular points-of-view of my cultural contemporaries. For instance, many of you may think as someone who waxes effusive about all things arts and culture-related that I would be a major proponent of the idea that […]

The Queer Liberation March: 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising

By |July 8th, 2019|

Last week marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1969. What most sources and some participants called a riot — but I prefer to call an uprising or rebellion because word choice is important — sparked what many […]

The Check In – This Is What Self-Care Looks Like To Me

By |June 24th, 2019|

Two weeks ago, I asked dear readers, “What Do You Consider Self-Care?” I mentioned that I was planning to gain a little R&R after a particularly hectic week for one of my current revenue streams. And that’s exactly what I did … in my own […]

What Do You Consider Self-Care?

By |June 10th, 2019|

As I gear up for an especially hectic week, I’m telling myself to keep my eyes on the prize. The prize being the 4 days off I’ll have next week as a reward for the insanity that is currently underway. With two demanding positions filling […]

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 […]