When You Are One…

It can be breathtaking to witness the transformations of an individual who is enthralled with a creative endeavor or captivated by an idea. There’s a wildness about them—a distinct and untamed energy that is itself a force of great life. It is generative, self-perpetuating, and quite beautiful. An onlooker might wonder how one body can … Continue reading When You Are One…

On the Art of Entertaining

I think of myself as a maker of experiences. The most satisfying of all creative enterprises for me, acts of writing and design included, are those tailored toward giving. Those that represent a fecundity of mind and spirit and that are crafted for the express purpose of giving others a unique and memorable experience. You … Continue reading On the Art of Entertaining

Finding the Challenge

I cherish those moments in which I have the final say over how I occupy my time. (Which of us, honestly, doesn’t?) I have been that way for as long as I can remember, and the biggest reason I have for wanting to control my time has to do with boredom—and my attempts to stave … Continue reading Finding the Challenge

Simplicity as Art and Spiritual Practice

It is often said that creativity manifests from chaos. I’d imagine that most creative individuals wouldn’t disagree. That chaos, whether it involves a flurry of contradictory emotions, the unrestrained proliferation of ideas, or that bizarre clashing of insight—a knowledge that far exceeds one’s years—with the playfulness of a small child, requires balance. I’ve written previously … Continue reading Simplicity as Art and Spiritual Practice