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A handful of times in our lives you will find yourself in the midst of a perfect life storm. Usually there is a precipitating crisis:   Cancer.  Infidelity.  Bankrupcy.  Infertility.  A shattered dream.  Depression.  A major accident.  Divorce.   But it’s not usually just one major thing imploding… it’s a half dozen crises on multiple frontal at […]
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A few years ago, I was flipping through magazines for a project when I stumbled on a photo from National Geographic that grabbed my attention.  The photo showed a country in extreme drought or perhaps a river bed gone dry;  the scorched earth was so withered and parched, it had formed thick cracks stretching in a web […]
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Society is always in a state of change, but every once in a while, a change of tsunami proportions comes and lays waste to the cultural structures and landscape, and everything familiar is washed away. In case you have been living under a rock, we may have hit that time in the United States.  America […]
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Some life transitions begin with a “bomb”.  These are the experiences that can usually be traced to an exact moment.  The car accident that caused a head injury.  The phone call announcing a death.  The moment when your spouse announces out of the blue that she never loved you.  The discovery of a deeply hidden family […]
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I’ve developed a strange but comforting relationship with a tree over the past few years.   My tree lives nearby at the Botanical Gardens in a magical forest that is home to dozens of different tree species imported from around the world over the last 150 years.    But this tree is quite special.   Not only […]
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