My 5 Favorite Things about the New Year

    Every year, I rediscover the week between Christmas and the New Year with mild surprise. All is quiet, or at least quieter than it has been in months. It’s as if the world, after careening through the parties and get-it-done workdays, through student final exams and family holiday preparations, has settled into aContinue reading “My 5 Favorite Things about the New Year”

A New Year: The Most Important Question

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale Each year at this time, many of us press pause for a few moments in anticipation of the new year. All around the world, cultures and peoplesContinue reading “A New Year: The Most Important Question”

A New Start to the Very Short Trip

  It’s a very short trip. While alive, live. ~Malcolm Forbes Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined. ~Henry David Thoreau To me, dreams are like mountains, disappearing for a while, obscured by daily life and the blinding fog of busyness. But if we pause to look and listen,Continue reading “A New Start to the Very Short Trip”