June 10, 2012
Albert Einstein once was asked to name the most important question science could study. His reply: "Is the Universe friendly?" In considering the question myself, I realize just how much rides on how I answer it.
If I choose to believe that the Universe is unfriendly, then it becomes my adversary something to be confronted, outwitted, controlled. Nature becomes a hostile environment, separate from me and from all… READ MORE
June 03, 2012
I cherish the days when I wake up in the morning having no idea that I am about to meet someone who would change me forever.
I had one of these days when 81 year old Romek (Robbie) Waisman sat in the seat next to me on my flight home from Omaha, Nebraska.
Before we had even buckled in, we were well into the typical small talk strangers engage in, such as, “What brought you here?” and “Where are you headed?”… READ MORE
May 26, 2012
In order to truly celebrate what’s right with the world, I find I first have to celebrate that the world even exists. In order to celebrate what I see, I have to celebrate that I see. I have to step back from my tiny myopic view to recognize just how special this small speck of earth is, upon which I walk and love and yearn and cry. I have to recognize that being alive within it is remarkable,… READ MORE