I’d like to create a word – onsening; the joyful practice of preparing for and entering into into a calm pool of water from a Japanese hot spring. You can find lots of images and descriptions of onsen, especially the traditional outdoor onsen, but it is actually the social process, the onsening, that had the […]
With all the “retro” pics on FB today its clear that it’s the people and experiences we remember long after a holiday has past. Don’t get me wrong. There are those times are some thing is particularly important. Interestingly the value of those important things is commonly the thought or understanding behind the choice. Often […]
There is a wonderful lesson in the arch of Mandela’s life that I hope does not go unnoticed. The wisdom and compassion of Mandela’s later years, that which he is so deservedly admired for, was the result of deep reflection on the reality of his own life and the reality of his world. Some people […]
My daughter recorded these images at the home of a James Hubbell in the summer of 2011. Every visit to his home is an opportunity to see the world through the eyes of unique and wonderful individual who has honored me with his friendship and encouragement.
In 1998 architecture students from Russia, Mexico, China, and the US were in San Diego to work on a project together. Two years later I interviewed these same students and heard stories from several of them about how they perceived smiles. The Chinese students were very concerned about how they would feel working with the […]
Continuing with the theme of music, pardon the pun, my husband is listening to flamenco guitar right now and I find it virtually impossible to concentrate. The plucking of the stings has a percussive quality that knocks my thoughts aside before they can make their way from my head to my fingers. It is impossible […]
The friend who forwarded this article from the Washington Post asked, “If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made…. How many other things are we missing?” […]