Musing September 2016

Curiosity, Kindness and the Travel Gene I have (mostly) recovered from my six weeks long Mandarin intensive in Guilin, China. I can honestly say that apart from marriage and parenthood it is the hardest thing I have done in my life. It was also exciting, energizing and totally exhausting. Unfortunately the day after I returned to Maine I was on another plane to Alabama to be with my mother who was dying. I was blessed Read the rest of this entry »

Musing June 2016

Thoughts on Making a Book of Photographs Paul Caponigro and I have both been invited to exhibit at the National Art Museum of China this year. Paul just returned from his trip and brought home the exhibit catalogue, which is actually a beautifully printed book. Each of the one hundred images in the exhibit is included in the book. The high quality reproductions give each image the vibrancy of an actual print. It is well Read the rest of this entry »

Musing March 2016

Work the problem, not the panic. My life as an athlete has been pretty sedate and no one today, or when I was a kid, would have ever confused me with a jock. However, I have participated in paragliding and scuba diving, both of which involve an element of danger. The training mantra for both sports was work the problem, not the panic. It was explained that more pilots and divers died because they panicked Read the rest of this entry »

Musing October 2015

Joie de Vivre Hearing your doctor say, “You are an interesting case” does not instill confidence of any kind. I spent three days in the hospital being poked and prodded this summer and left feeling better, but not much wiser. The good news is that all the bad stuff got ruled out. Even better, my health and energy have returned, something that had been missing since early spring. What is my great lesson from this Read the rest of this entry »