Misty Spring Day

A gentle spring rain is falling here in Santa Barbara. The sky on the coast is gray with a bright sun saturating each and every water molecule, giving the promise of eventual blue skies to an Easter morning. When the sky of your life is gray look for the light pushing...

Nobody’s Fool

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” -Albert Einstein April 1st is always a welcome day for those of us anxious for spring’s arrival. Today is no different. The signs of new life abound, and a feeling of possibility permeates the air. More than...

Meditations

"Soon you'll be ashes or bones. A mere name at most--and even that is just a sound, an echo. The things we want in life are empty, stale, and trivial" -Marcus Aurelius, The Meditations Emperor with a moral conscience The Emperor Marcus Aurelius is remembered by...

METAMORPHOSIS

"The Art of Life" “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” —Lao Tzu I Believe Metamorphosis is a word most frequently associated with the  four distinct stages a butterfly or moth transitions through during its evolution: Egg, Larva/Caterpillar or...

Discover Your Genius!

"In Order To Access Our Essential Humanity, We Must Meld the Inner Landscape of the Heart with the Outer Landscape of the Natural World.” Mark Wallace—Swarthmore College There are many differences that distinguish the arrival of a child one from the other as they are...

La Fiesta Brava

The Great Manolete “He died killing and he killed dying!” I recently watched "A Matador's Mistress", with Adrien Brody and Penelope Cruz . . . a wonderful little film, beware of nasty reviews. It gives us a window into the life of the great toreador—Manolete. Think...

R.I.P. Paul Walker

An American Hero 1973—2013 Paul Walker was an unconventional American hero, in the best sense of the word. A "Made for the 21st Century" knight in shining armor. And if not a movie star then who? Politician, Businessman, or Religious Leader . . . doubtful. His big...