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An awakening of a new promise and a new day. A realization that I could not resist. Summer Solstice. The first day of summer and the longest day of light for the year. This is another “first” for me, to witness the new summer sun and see it rise above the water over Lake Michigan’s... Read more »
I did it. Surprisingly, it was not difficult. I woke up one morning, reaching a point in my life knowing that the time had arrived. I had to let go. I had to free myself of the inhibitions and let go of the simple facts of trying to make things fit that simply and honestly... Read more »
Blue water. Warm air. Seamless design. Taking the concept of Zen Living to it’s natural extreme. Taking it to the edge. On a recent trip to Naples, Florida, I found a lifestyle that carries extraordinary energy in honoring the simple pleasure in water. Water is transformed into the vessel or body that contains it, and... Read more »
Letting go. Finally. Closure is not easy. Not at all. In fact, I find it to be one of the biggest challenges for living a life of consciousness. A life that although chosen only by me, for some reason I bring constant pieces into my so called mosaic that imprint deep wounds. Lessons, learned. I... Read more »
The winter storm is upon us… fast and furious with winds now creating drifts that topple over all of us. Spending some time outside in the freshly fallen snow does wonders for the spirit. A pure canvas, a photographer’s dream, a child’s wish and a dog’s joy. The tree branches hold the fresh powder with... Read more »
It is another sad morning as we loose another great soul, Ernie Banks, of the Chicago Cubs. I had become friends with Mr. Ernie Banks while I worked at Oak Brook Hills Hotel as a Concierge in the 80’s. Ernie Banks, who always insisted I call him Ernie, was the kindest man I knew, with... Read more »
As I find myself far away from home during this holiday season, it is in the awareness of the light that I find is the greatest gift of all. As my family and friends continue their individual traditions, whether it be a midnight mass at a Catholic Church, or lighting another candle on the Menora…... Read more »
I find a deep sense of sacredness when I return to The Netherlands. As this is my second journey this year, it is in a deep sense of mystery and curiousity that I find never ending Buddha Living here. Is it the people or is it the symbolism itself that in such a small country,... Read more »
It took a brilliant sunrise. It was a new light – one that I have never seen with such rich, deep colors. It was a new sunrise for me, and to be witness to this sunrise at it’s own level of light… from 37,000 feet high on an Aer Lingus wing… I felt the morning... Read more »
The snow is falling and winter has placed it’s gentle hands upon the Midwest. As inspiring as it is… with new snow glistening on our landscape, I quietly work on new Japanese Garden designs for 2015… and wonder where did our brilliant autumn go? I’m still working on editing photos and publications from the North... Read more »
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