Tag Archive | United States

Help for Dreamers


Hello readers, Yesterday, I attended a book club that is part of a women’s artist support group.  A point was brought up by one of the artists, commenting on the book “The Twelve Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Mentor” by Gail McMeekin.  The woman in question noted that the author encourages women to […]

Embracing the Humanity in Others: Mass Shootings and Attacks Against Children in Schools Around the World


Hello readers, As many of you are also probably currently reading about the tragic shooting at the Sandyhook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut today, I began to think about the reason behind the recent outburst in mass shootings in the United States and around the world.  As I began to search the web, I found […]

Living Simply: A New Standard of Living


Hello readers, I have always aspired to living simply, and for the most part, I feel I have succeeded.  Although I have never earned much more than $20,000 a year, I manage to live simply with a focus on enjoying the moment.  I feel that a high standard of living means doing work that has meaning, having […]

The Solace of Food


                    Much of my recent research and reading has been related to food and health.  Food is a complex subject, because it is related to so many aspects of our lives: the physical health of our bodies, cultural and religious celebrations as well as secular festivities, […]

The Lost Symbol


In art school, more specifically at the French national art school, I learned that using symbols and visual symbolic language was not a good thing if I wanted to be a good contemporary artist.  Good art at the time was cool, made with expensive and impressive materials, such as extremely large full color photographs, preferably […]

Fifty Shades of Empty


Last night I was watching the presidential debate, and my overall impression was that we are lacking a visionary leader.  There is talk of economy, finances, getting people jobs – but there is no discussion of bringing meaning and purpose to people’s lives.  There was an excitement in the 2008 elections that is now absent.  […]