Happiness Is A Symphony

"The world is, of course, nothing but our conception of it." —Anton Chekhov I am sitting in a cafe, eating a warm baguette with salty butter.  My body is satisfyingly sore from a morning run.  My breath is slow and soft.  My mind is puzzling over the complex concept of happiness, tangled in philosophy and... Continue Reading →

We Need Each Other

“A human being is part of a whole called by us universe.” — Albert Einstein This week I finally put into words what I’ve been learning and thinking about connection, community, and loneliness since I left the familiarity of my world in New York and unexpectedly began to build a new life and a new... Continue Reading →

We Say “Loaves” and “Oafs”

There are ten parts of speech and they are all troublesome. — Mark Twain I am a stickler for a consistency, notoriously never permitting my team to submit a legal brief without making sure that every use of ellipses is proper: “word … word” — not “word… word” or “word . . . word.”  So it... Continue Reading →

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