Farewell Brothers

There is nothing like 3 days at a monastery for making you appreciate the comforts of home.  Even the simplest things suddenly take on a new depth and sheen like having more than one light bulb in a room, a comfy mattress, an indoor bathroom and wifi.  But this experience has also profoundly effected me…

Lessons from Eva Zeisel

My dear friend Eva Zeisel, who died age 105, nearly didn’t make it past her 30s. She was arrested in Russia in 1936 on suspicion of plotting to kill Stalin and thrown into prison for several years (including 1 year in solitary confinement). While Eva’s fellow inmates went mad or committed suicide, she survived by…

Doggie Love

Laura LOVED dogs. She spent the last 4 years of her life photographing them and took up grooming so she could spend extra hours playing with her furry friends. ‘All I had to do was love them.  I didn’t have to be special.  I didn’t have to have a great resume or anything for them…