Category Archives: Lifestyle

Marcus Aurelius (121 AD – 180 AD)

In the center of Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, there’s a statue of Marcus Aurelius who was once Emperor of Rome.  But today he is remembered, in large part, for his journal known as “Meditations” (170-180 AD). These “meditations” were … Continue reading

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Is it Love or just Intuitive Thinking?

It was the spring of 1943. He was 61 and she was only 21 when Pablo Picasso put a bowl of cherries on the table where Françoise Gilot was dining. Seeing her as his new muse, Picasso immediately dumped his … Continue reading

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We Are the Stories We Tell

Domodedevo is a small town south of Moscow. Located on a large plain, it is flat and monotonous. During the winter Domodedevo is cold and snowy whereas during the summer it’s hot and humid. Although known for its large warehouse … Continue reading

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The Storyteller Within

It is a chilly October morning and I’m sitting at the airport on Paros waiting for departure. I spend much time watching people and wondering what their story is. Because everyone has a story to tell and everyone is a … Continue reading

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In Praise of Hands

Luckily the tea was strong and helped keep me focused. I was at the table picking the raisins out from my scone not because I didn’t like raisins but simply to have an excuse to keep my head down so … Continue reading

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