August 10, 2016 – Something Brilliant

“Something Brilliant” “Here’s a relationship booster that is guaranteed to work: Every time your spouse or lover says something stupid make your eyes light up as if you just heard something brilliant.” Rumi (1207-1273) Sufi poet and...

August 3, 2016 – Group Thinking

Group Thinking “In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.” Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German philosopher    Perhaps it’s easier to abdicate one’s responsibility when there are many others...

July 27, 2016 – Remembering/Forgetting

Remembering/Forgetting      This week I offer a passage from a novel by Milan Kundera (Czech/French; 1975-   ) titled Slowness, with the hope of offering a logical foundation for my encouragement to slow down the pace of our lives so that we remember what we need...
July 20, 2016 – Unknown World

July 20, 2016 – Unknown World

  Unknown World “Lend your ears to music; Open your eyes to painting, and stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to ‘walk about’ into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?” Wassily...

July 13, 2016 – Compromise

Compromise “At every party there are two kinds of people — those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.”                                                             ...