Once Upon a Time

I recently had a chance to visit the Old City of Jerusalem and wander through the narrow streets of this ancient place. Because my partner was with me, and it was her first time to Israel, we decided to spend about 3 hours with a tour guide. It was a fascinating experience, filled with stories […]

How to Not Know

Today’s Reflection is about that interesting place, on the edge of chaos and order. I am designing a process and an experience for a class I will be teaching sometime in February of next year. Well, perhaps it is more accurate to say that I am contemplating it, rather than actually “designing.” I really don’t […]

10 Years and 10 Minutes

Today’s Reflection is about a new baby being born. Of sorts. I think that, ultimately, we never really know when it is time for something to happen. Sure, we can make plans, prepare, get things done, and line up all our ducks in a row. There certainly is value in that. We can also trust, […]

I am just looking

Today’s Reflection is about Istanbul, and a lesson from a vendor at the Grand Bazaar. Istanbul. A city of extremes, of East meets South meets West. An old veiled woman selling flowers on the street, waiting for clients, almost falling asleep occasionally, and talking on the cell phone. A young, stylishly-dressed man in a cafe, […]

Drumming Away

Today’s Reflection is about a recent drumming weekend in Seattle.   “I have had many teachers in my life,” he said. “My most important one right now, and for many years is her. She will always tell me when I am present, engaged, in my heart… Or not. When I am, she will participate, play […]

Feeling the Silence

Today’s Reflection is about the pleasure and importance of a time-out. The Olympics are here, in Vancouver. Media, people (a lot of them), road closures, protesters, security, and the focus of the world on Vancouver. A perfect time to leave the city and disappear somewhere quiet, away from all the noise and the predictions of […]