Moments of Dignity and Places with a Soul

It's Saturday morning, and I'm off to a good start. It's been a productive morning, so I thought I'd take a break and watch some YouTube. I looked through the New York Encounter archives to find some inspiration. New York Encounter is an annual three-day public cultural event in New York City. As it says on their about page: "Through a vast array of conferences, artistic performances, and exhibits, The Encounter is both a dwelling place and a point of departure for men and wo

Winter Solstice Wanderings & Musings

Happy Winter Solstice! Last night, while driving home, I decided to follow the moon, a thin rind of an orange slice glowing as if the light it was reflecting was lava smoldering on its surface. It was but a glimmer of a moon, but it was so attractive that I followed it. Before I could reach a vista, the moon repelled below a wall of redwoods on a ridge, vanishing from the sky, as if to direct my attention to the stars. To take in the clear night sky, I parked on a desolate co