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January 17, 2020

The audacious hope of rooted things…– Cynthia Bond

There’s optimism and there’s hope but distinct from both, is the wish.

The wish is uncomplicated. Unlike optimism, it’s often laser-specific. Different from a goal, it lacks a plan and is focused only on the end-resul...

December 18, 2019

Some of the best nostalgia comes in the form of a vintage car or truck.

Hands down.

A beautiful reminder of simpler days.

When you can make it an early diecast reproduction, a fraction of the size and enjoyed by kids for over 100 years – you’ve got something that has cap...

November 16, 2019

Things take the time they take. Don't worry.” – Mary Oliver

A beautiful seaside pier has come to symbolize that things will work out and expectations fulfilled.

The pier also represents goals achieved and success as well as joy and love of life. Seaside piers challenge...

October 19, 2019

When researching the connection between personal responsibility and beer, one of the top search results was the link:

Can I Sue a Bar if I Get a DUI in LA?

Of course, it was.

Give me a break. How about leaving the bar alone and suing your parents for malpractice instead?


September 17, 2019

Rock & roll has always defined and prided itself in its authenticity.

Since the late 40’s, screaming guitars and teens have rocked hard against the opposing forces of commercialism, of selling out. Of pop music. Quintessential Americana, the jukebox has come to symboliz...

August 20, 2019

The audacious hope of rooted things…” – Cynthia Bond, Ruby

In nature, the tree and the forests in which they reside are ancient and powerful symbols of resilience.

An undercurrent of stubborn determination runs throughout the natural world. Despite the harshest of condi...

July 17, 2019

"Usually one must go to a bowling alley to meet a woman of your stature."   -- John Gielgud 

It’s still pretty snazzy for being one of the oldest of sports.

Bowling may feel like an aging 50’s darling but in fact is holding up pretty darn good for being 5,000 years...

June 19, 2019

Listen to silence. It has so much to say.” – Rumi   

If you’regoing to give the therapy that is silence a try, a beautiful place to do it is on a peaceful, empty beach. Just not during Nyepi.

An annual Hindu celebration observed in Bali, Indonesia, Nyepi is the Fes...

May 19, 2019

I don’t need easy; I just need possible.” – Bethany Hamilton

If it’s development of grit and perseverance you’re after, make surfing your passion.

The act of surfing requires a lot of effort before a potential payoff. There is a lot of energy expended and many instances...

April 17, 2019

"Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind." – Unknown

What begins as the body and outer protective layer of diverse and vibrant sea animals, later wash ashore vacant and lifeless, as beautiful, captivating skeletal remains. Seashells...

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