Philosophizing


How would you like your change?

For some families politics is a Thanksgiving dinner conversation third rail. For others it’s religion or money. In mine, it’s change. Some families thrive on it, craving a constant new. Mine, however feel change is best conducted at geologic rate. We are particularly fond of tradition – and with good reason. My Mom […]


Those Sunday morning hours of perfection.

Close your eyes and take a deep breath. As the air fills your lungs imagine it tasting of mountain balsams or a fresh, cool breeze off the ocean. Feel warm, not-yet-hot sun shining on your face, your eyes protected by impossibly fashionable sunglasses. As you exhale feel every care leaving your […]


I want a love that doesn’t last.

In my twenties, Stella D’Oro day lilies, became all the rage. Compact, and dense, they offer low clusters of foliage covered with small golden-yellow flowers. Even better, unlike any other daylily on the market at the time, they flowered continuously, almost all summer long. In my thirties I watched the ascendence of […]