Parsing the Light

Sometimes the spirit is so bright it must be concealed in a coating of grime to protect it. Or perhaps to protect others. I have seen the truth of this in India. It is threatening, this light. It is not easily understood, only because we seek to understand it. It is meant to be experienced … More Parsing the Light

Paris Back Booth

There is such a relaxed freedom in traveling alone. I am responsible for only me. Every decision to be made needs to run through whatever filters are currently open in my mind alone. Today I choose to treat myself to a big girl, grown-up, sit-down meal at Le Grand Comptoir at the Houston airport, while … More Paris Back Booth

Making Sense

Where you place your eyes is important. What you choose to look at throughout the day can shape your mood, your outlook and your life; if I may be dramatic. I think you know it’s true. We take our world in through our senses. We are very picky about what we eat. The softness of … More Making Sense

All You Could Possibly Need

Santa Barbara: Parked just a few feet away from the pier was this not-to-be-missed lifestyle statement. Wetsuit, bicycles, lawn chairs and man’s best friend. A few¬†declarations of peace and love on the van itself and a dog dish outside. The words surrounding the license plate said it all. Good Life.