We Are Story

My father passed eight years ago. His last request was that I tell the stories. I made that promise without fully understanding the definition of stories. What stories? Over the years, I have come to recognize that he was speaking about a wider narrative, one that integrates the past with our current reality. A story…

Star Watchers

“We came all this way to explore the moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered was the earth.” Bill Anders, Apollo 8 Astronaut We are Star Watchers. When we think of the infinite or question our place in the universe, our first action is to look upward. The sky holds opportunities and…

A Love Story

“Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon.” Horatio Nelson   Every time I visit my Italian hairdresser, I leave with a fabulous haircut and an interesting tidbit of history about Italy.  For the last 10 years, the history lessons have become a delightful interlude, propelling my…

Fairy Tales Are True

We all fight dragons, in one form or the other.  No matter their size, we must remember that they can be challenged and overcome. “Fairy Tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten”  G.K. Chesterton