When was the last time you felt AWE? You know, the feeling you get when the impossibly pink and plum sunset sinks down into the ocean like a lone sunbather slipping in for the last dip of the day…the swell you feel when the sky electrifies with shooting spires of glittering light as the cannon explodes with colorful Chinese fireworks. What about [...]
Archive for January, 2012
Authentic Austrian Apple Strudel – A Gift Worth Sharing
“Handed down from generation to generation…” I love the sound of it; one generation living, loving and teaching the next – sharing what matters. I feel a twinge of jealousy as I imagine what it’s like to grow up with this reality, knowing that my culture has generally forgotten it. History is something vital to [...]
I am alone in a cabin in the woods. These few hours of quiet in this peaceful setting are like a delectable gourmet dessert to me. Everything is still and beautiful in a winter sort of way. The mountain air is clear and clean. The forest is naked, having thrown off its leafy cloak for [...]
What are you worth?
I am shocked that I could live almost 50 years on this beautiful planet and escape answering this pivotal heart question until rather recently. The truth is that I was so blind to the answer that it took a friend’s chiding to get me to see what I could not. While I was busy propping [...]
Res.o.lu.tion noun: 1. A firm decision to do or not to do something. The history of New Year’s resolutions goes back to before the birth of Christ. Janus, a mythical king of Rome, took first place on the Roman calendar. He was the god of beginnings and transitions. He was also the keeper of gates, [...]