When Joshua Plays, Does Anyone Hear Him?

Only 7 people out of over a thousand actually paid attention to his extraordinary playing, as part of a marketing experiment in whether people actually listened to the music and recognized this well-known performer. Two nights earlier, people paid $100 or more for the...

What does the word Spring bring to mind?

Spring Sunflowers Spring Sunflowers …I’ve been examining the meaning of “spring”, which comes from the old English “wellspring”. It can mean “a usually rapid return to normal shape after removal of stress” or “a...

Watch the Lights of Hope Light Up the Sky…

…we were watching Tangled, the newest Disney movie. It struck me, as I looked over the shining, enchanted eyes of our adolescents that the joys of discovering the world and love are too numerous, too mysterious to try to capture in words. …this Holiday...

The First Time Seeing the Hudson River Frozen Over…

…was just this past February, when I was viewing the frozen Hudson from a train window. I’d lived in New York State for many years, yet I’d never actually seen the great river iced over. It was amazing watching the Coast Guard Cutter breaking up the...

The Delight of Watching Someone Be Brave

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain The...