by Eric Alan

March 17, 2018

As the sun reappears from behind the last clouds of this year’s strongest storm, the contrast deepens the beauty of snow and sky. I celebrate both, and feel grateful for the way that storms of all forms someday resolve and move on.

That contrast reminds me of how true that is in the events of our lives, as well. Even in the midst of these difficult days, I celebrate the strange alchemy through which some of our… READ MORE


by Lauri Gwilt

March 04, 2018

The folded piece of paper sitting next to me is tattered and dog-eared for good reason – it’s been by my side for nearly 6,000 days and counting.

For 15 years I have folded, unfolded, and pressed the creases over and over with my fingers. It boasts coffee stains, wine stains, and all sorts of other breakfast, lunch and dinner marks. Because of this piece of paper, some truly… READ MORE


by Tania Carriere

February 25, 2018

It was a normal enough moment.

 I was sitting at a Starbucks, coffee in hand, putting off some work for a few indulgent minutes of Facebook. I was robotically scrolling, only partially engaged with the usual mix of animals, self-help quotes and messages   from friends.

 That’s when it happened to me.

 That’s when this photo happened to me.

 I froze, my scrolling index… READ MORE