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
February 11, 2018
There’s magic on the edge of the continent, at the border of sand and sea. In one direction stretches the entirety of the land I call home. In the other, a humbling liquid reminder of how small that land is, compared to even one ocean on a planet The opacity of the water’s surface from wave to horizon cannot hide the knowledge that underneath that surface is an alien world of mystery, complexity and beauty.
It’s… READ MORE
December 17, 2017
As countless people prepare to endure airport indignities during the holidays, it’s worth remembering that flying is magic. That is still true, in my view, no matter how many times I have to take off my shoes, get inappropriately patted down, and arrive early for delayed flights that conspire to steal my luggage. Those hassles are merely the price of soaring, after all. They are not flying itself.
For all of the… READ MORE