Here’s an idea to help people feel a little better about their fellow humankind and themselves. What if the gossip tabloids at checkout counters were replaced with creative and inspiring publications? Instead of promoting tittle-tattle and schadenfreude, stores could help their customers feel good about themselves and others. Better to have happy customers than nervous, insecure ones, yes? Confident and inspired customers are more likely to return for more business.
This morning I finally hung up three framed photographs of mine at home. It is the first time in many years since I have displayed any of my photographic work. It if feels satisfying to look at them. Continue reading Hanging Those Framed Photos, Finally
A local coffee shop that I frequent is giving off a vibe that it is about to go out of business. One telltale sign is that the door to the establishment has been broken for weeks now. The hydraulic hinge at the top of the door is disconnected from the door frame. Taped to the glass door is a hand written sign explaining to all who enter to please make sure to shut the door after passing through. Few people pay attention to this sign. Maybe they’d pay better attention to their surroundings if they had some coffee. Continue reading Local Café Running Out of Steam?
It feels good to reconnect with a friend after a long time and the strength of the connection remains strong. The trust has not degraded. The enthusiasm for sharing stories and thoughts is still there. Those types of friendships are special and rare. They should be cherished. Continue reading People to People
I’ve been making most of my posts at the end of the day. This schedule is not conducive to writing well or posting with the vim and vigor of the day that I have at the top and middle of the day. I need to change this writing habit of when I write. Continue reading Catching Ideas in the Moment
Lately, I have been learning more about the Interfaith Center of New York. Check here for its mission, methodology and history. It was founded in 1997 by the Very Rev. James Parks Morton who Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine about twenty-five years.