A Gift to Myself

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. ~Dr. Seuss, I Can Read WIth My Eyes Shut!   Last year, when I received an iPad as a gift from my kids, little did I know that it would become an almost constant […]

Because It’s There!

If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain [Everest] and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go. ~George Mallory   When George Mallory was asked why he […]

India: The Ancients of Karla Caves

Art begins with resistance – at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.~Andre Gide The artist stares at the massive walls at the entrance to a cave, closes his eyes and begins to feel the wonders hiding in those walls. Bronze age implements in large calloused […]

The Tragedy of the American Dream

Why fit in when you were born to stand out? ~Dr. Seuss The stereotypical American Dream is often portrayed as being perfectly average; being married, having two children and living in a three-bedroom home with a white picket fence. I have nothing against owning a home and knocking out a few puppies to carry one’s name […]

Sleeping Outside

The weather here is windy, balmy, sometimes wet. Desert springtime, with flowers popping up all over the place, trees leafing out, streams gushing down from the mountains. Great time of year for hiking, camping, exploring, sleeping under the new moon and the old stars. At dawn and at evening we hear the coyotes howling with […]

The Unlived Life

When Inspiration touches talent, she gives truth to beauty. ~Unknown In his wonderful little book, The War of Art, Steven Pressfield muses on those things that keep us from our creating our art. This is not necessarily art in the typical sense of the word, though it can be painting, writing, dancing or any of […]

The Answers Are Written

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. ~Albert Camus   The answers to life’s questions are printed on the inside of my eyelids, of your eyelids, of all mankind’s eyelids. Not just one answer is […]


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