Benches

Benches

Memorial benches scattered throughout nature trails prompt a closer look.  Written on them may be the name of a loved one along with dates marking the course of a life.  Sometimes a brief message explains the location significance of a particular bench.  It may...
Simply True

Simply True

“Many years ago, there lived an Emperor who was so terribly fond of beautiful new clothes that he spent all his money on dressing elegantly.” * So begins the Hans Christian Andersen classic, The Emperor’s New Clothes, a tale with a message as relevant today as it was...
Tree Vision

Tree Vision

Trees I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair;...
Mentor’s Message

Mentor’s Message

George, my former boss, was in the habit of giving the book, “A Message to Garcia”, to his new staff members by way of orientation.  Written by Elbert Hubbard in 1899 in a, “single hour after dinner”, this slim volume (12 pages—16 if you count the illustrations)...
Fishbowl Guidance

Fishbowl Guidance

“A human being is essentially a spirit-eye. Whatever you really see, you are that.”                               Rumi   Our life today may seem, at times, like being confined within a fishbowl.  Our space is limited. Travels become routinized.  We gaze at loved...