Culture | Lifestyle | Music

Dancing in our Seats

“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful… This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking” – Agnes De Mille “It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.” – Xiaolu Guo Out for dinner with my bride on a Friday…

Garden and Home | Poetry | Seasons | Travel

Roses Rise

and out of the silent dirtthe blood-red roses rise.– Mary Oliver, Both Worlds The tea roses bloom in abundance in June, and reward you with blooms in bursts of fragrant joy the rest of the season. This is the time when rose petals pile up like seaweed at the edge of the surf, for the…

Community | Culture | Philosophy

What’s the Score?

“Many people need desperately to receive this message: ‘I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake I’ve realized recently that the things I was so good at before the pandemic,…

Exercise | Fitness | Lifestyle

Wiggle Your Way Out

“Hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon.”– Edward Lear The moments I feel euphoric are when I’m outside of myself. Dancing, rowing, celebrating life with others, walking in the clouds or swimming below the surface. I think this is common for all humans, we’re most…