Nothing says the holidays like a party. The holidays can be tough times as it is—if you’re alone, or stressed, or sick, or melancholy—and for some, the parties alone are enough reason to hate the season. Not me; I love going to parties–although I don’t throw them often. A few days ago, I did have […]
Since I started blogging and got more involved online, it’s been a revelation how much those worlds can intersect. It’s no big revelation that the internet broadens the world and also brings the world together. Online you can find anything you want to know—and you can also find people who know it. Even better, those […]
Hundreds of years ago, ordinary citizens were the watchmen who protected and patrolled their communities, on alert for early signs of danger. Instead of weapons, they carried wooden rattles that made a loud, harsh, clacking noise—an alarm designed to wake the citizens from their sleep. The rattle was barely audible when I first heard it […]
Today is the start of Yom Kippur—the only Jewish holiday that’s not about eating. In fact it’s about NOT eating. For people who aren’t Jewish, often that’s all they know about Yom Kippur— we spend an entire day fasting, no food,no water. The real meaning of the Day of Atonement goes beyond our stomachs, to […]
Check out what happened two seconds after I took this shot yesterday. ….and 10 seconds after that….. Note to self: Next time I walk by the beach, take the Flip video camera instead.
It’s the most precious of our resources. It’s ephemeral and everlasting; measurable and mercurial; immediate and infinite. We all get our share; we all want more. More people say they value it more than money. It’s time. And lately I’m hyper–aware that it flies. This week I get a double whammy– A birthday is […]