When taking a walk, I happened upon these magenta berries – so unexpected and so beautiful. I love discovering small, unexpected gifts of nature. Then I wondered – what if I tuned in to small acts of human beauty, of kindness?Continue Reading →
Liquid soaps in their little plastic bottles may seem convenient. They don’t dribble their suds or coagulate in a soap dish. But they have at least two huge drawbacks. Going back to the bar can solve a couple of big problems.Continue Reading →
Arnald Gabriel is off to conduct in Chicago, Miami, and other cities. You’d never know he’s almost 90. He looks 60. He packs his favorite baton. It’s light, made from balsa wood. He chose it because it balances perfectly on his finger. To a conductor, every detail is crucial.Continue Reading →
Hiking solo offers wonderful opportunities for getting in touch with nature. At the same time, it’s often wise to take some precautions.
1) Hike on trails with at least five cars in the parking lot. Enough folks if you need someone, but not too many get in your way.
2) Test cell phone service, and/or bring a whistle.
3) Bring some water….
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