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Following Mother Nature’s Cues For Contemplating Life’s Mysteries

Have you ever noticed how autumn leaves rustle a changing tune in even the slightest fall breeze? Then, slowly, the leaves lose their color and their grip on the trees, thus filling the air with cascades of colorful shapes as they thickly carpet the earth. And the daytime temperatures have […]

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Planning To Retreat

Have you ever taken part in a spiritual or religious retreat? As fall continues its steady progress toward the chill of winter, the word “retreat” comes to mind. Not as an act of “withdrawing from what is difficult, dangerous or disagreeable,” but in the sense of a spiritual retreat. Retreats […]

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The Feast That Is Fall

Fall is in the Air Here in New Orleans, as in other areas in the southern hemisphere of the United States, the fall season kicks off a veritable feast of festivals that praise and celebrate our acclaimed food, arts and musical culture. Our sultry summer weather slowly gives up its […]

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Autumnal Inspiration

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus I love the notion of autumn leaves as flowers and the thought of this time of year as a second spring. It is such an inspiring time when new visions and ideas come to life after long, […]

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In The Wake Of Summer

What did you do on your summer vacation? That was the first question we were asked when returning to school as kids. I doubt that is much different these days. Most everyone loves summer and the joys of long days, water activities and the all-around juiciness of the season. That […]

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Inspired By The In-Between Time

I have always found late August to be such a fascinating time of year as summer draws to a close and kids return to school. It’s hard to miss the distinctive lull in the collective energy as the transition from the comings and goings of summer merge with the more […]

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