riding the wave

July 17, 2019
Watching surfers follow the arc of a wave reminds me of how we experience both energetic and life shifts. Following a new inspiration or direction requires that ...
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everything is gestation

July 16, 2019
From R.M. Rilke's "Letters to a Young Poet" : "Everything is gestation and then bringing forth. To let each impression and each germ of feeling come to ...
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legitimize your own creativity

June 23, 2019
Legitimize your creative path today. Don’t wait until this far out goal happens, or that one. And don’t let the world fool you with its slow acceptance or skewed ...
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the mural of brotherhood

June 1, 2019
Mexican-American artist Enrique Chiu has created a mural project for peace along the U.S./Mexico border. Chiu came to the States with his mother when he was 8, and is coordinating a bi-national effort to create an artistic response to Trump’s anti-immigrant politics. He has named it “The Mural of Brotherhood,” and it is filled with […]
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the quest for more, bigger, faster

May 13, 2019
I recently received an email whose subject line both drew me in and gave me pause at the same time. I wouldn’t have flinched at it a few years ago. But after you move outside of the culture in which you are raised, you gain an ability to see it in a more discriminating and […]
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true sight

April 11, 2019
Although Mexico has less wealth than the United States, I have found myself experiencing greater degrees of abundance here than I ever did back home. Life is celebrated regularly, and I’ve found myself the recipient of great generosity, both from expats and Mexicans alike. It’s almost like generosity is a way of life here, instead […]
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waiting

March 18, 2019
To be in a hurry in Mexico is to miss the point. I am writing this not from theory but from practice, as I sit here waiting for a taxi at the botanic gardens just outside of town. You see, Mexico operates on a much different sense of time than its northern neighbor. In the […]
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