Mindfulness seems to be the new buzz word tacked on to the traditional hippie repertoire of organic food, yoga, and meditation but it has begun spreading it's boundaries.
There is something of the egotist in all of us. Whether you boldly declare your superiority or silently revel in your advantage, all of us flatter ourselves -just a bit- that we are more intelligent than the average person. More... Continue Reading →
Reading is the most intense form of escapism. Within the confines of our mind we are able to create characters and images more real than any movie. What's more, they are unique to us. No matter how descriptive the author,... Continue Reading →
Under the Harvest Moon, When the soft silver Drips shimmering Over the garden nights, Death, the gray mocker, Comes and whispers to you As a beautiful friend Who remembers. - Carl Sandburg
If the same thought might be expressed in five words rather than ten, it is universally taught that the shorter sentence is preferred. With our culture of sound bite politics, 140 character limits and elevator pitch sales tactics, we have... Continue Reading →
But the rain is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh upon the glass... and listen for a reply. -Edna St. Vincent Millay
A touch of Atticus Finch mingled with an air of misplaced self importance, this portrait creates an uneasy caricature of a pompous man. Reminiscent of Downton Abbey's Mr. Molesley, I can't believe that this man's practiced scarf arrangement and daintily... Continue Reading →
We are living in the most literate age in history. Even the literacy rates of third world countries have risen on average 10% in the last two decades. In English speaking countries, it has taken us 150 years to raise... Continue Reading →