My grandfather was a bit of a philosopher, and he loved to share quotes at the dinner table. One of his favorites was “Moderation in all things, except moderation.” He often said this with a Manhattan in hand, or after a full meal, as he leaned back in his chair, hand rested on his belly. … Continue reading In All Things, Except
To us, being a starfish sounds scary. We who bathe in filtered tap water, and gag if we swallow water from the sea, cannot imagine being surrounded in saltwater. We who watch reruns of Jaws, and news clips, and viral videos, cannot imagine living in the presence of sharks, or having them as neighbors. We … Continue reading Stars, Seas and Shallows
What science and two simple stories can tell us about the way we see our place in the world, and how we may have placed limitations on ourselves that are not actually there. Years ago, I came across an illustration of a bird in a cage. The bird is looking up at the sky longingly, … Continue reading Do you see what I see?
A well-known pop culture allegory, often seen as simple or naive, retold through satire and imagery, sheds light on some of today’s tactics and paralysis. Continue reading We’ll be Counting Stars: What if the Starfish Story were to Happen Today?
About: Abridged Though E.B. White said those words more than fifty years ago, they seem to have been written for us today, in our hour and our era. In this world where we cannot turn around without a sign or a screen reminding us of 10 Ways to be Happier, or 11 Ways the World … Continue reading Welcome, What and Why