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"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." -- William Arthur Ward "I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." -- Gilbert K. Chesterton "Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments… Keep Reading


For once, I planned ahead and wrote this week's article in advance. And then, shit happened. And it didn't make sense to publish something that referenced Paris without acknowledging the attacks that took place in this city a week ago. So I'll let you read that on another day, but not today. Today, the skies… Keep Reading


Memory is a funny thing. I remember the first time I saw Michelangelo's David in Florence, Italy... The trip was down a very long hall of a large museum, past 10 or 12 other statues of his -- much more raw than the boy, gods emerging from rock, half-formed. I remember, too, that no one… Keep Reading


On this grand planet, each place holds a unique light. Have you noticed? I've been thinking about it a lot lately, even contemplating its death. In fact, the phenomenon of light has always struck me as fascinating. I've lived and traveled in so many different places around the world over the years -- each with… Keep Reading


"Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time." -- Pablo Picasso "There's no pleasure in working if you don't do… Keep Reading