Who are We Kidding?

Just came back from a wonderful lunch at a great old Venice haunt where artists and locals of all stripes have gathered for the past 30 years. This little verse was displayed by every booth and, really, what’s not to love about it? It has all our favorite words: passion, dream, kindness, inspire, truth, love,Continue reading “Who are We Kidding?”

The Wisdom of Dragons

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Another voice of Elijah

“We, the culture of the self-made man, tend not to talk about vulnerability, as if it’s something that can be outsmarted. It can’t. Since the dawn of man, each and every one of us has been only one crushed vertebrae, one unrequited love, one dark alley, one mottled cell, one blown megadeal away from beingContinue reading “Another voice of Elijah”

Setting the bar

Most of us are familiar with the command “Love thy neighbor.” It’s the contracted form of “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” found in both Matthew 19:19, 22:39, and Leviticus 19:18. For those who are not familiar with—or inclined towards—scripture, it is still easy to understand—and appreciate—this principle in terms of the nearly universalContinue reading “Setting the bar”