Sweet Dreams

Dreams are the most curious asides and soliloquies of the soul. When [we recollect our dreams], it is like meeting the ghost of [ourselves]. Dreams often surprise us into the strangest self-knowledge…Dreaming is the truest confessional, and often the sharpest penance. ~ Alexander Smith  Do you “get” your dreams? Are your dreams “soliloquies of your soul?” Do you dream in technicolor? Are they filled with … Continue reading Sweet Dreams »

Choosing Wisdom Over Ignorance

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” ~ Isaac Asimov Ring true? Ignorance is dangerous, and can be, as history suggests … Continue reading Choosing Wisdom Over Ignorance »

Stop, Look and Listen

“Happiness is not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.”  ― Walt Whitman It seems I can be stunningly distracted at moments when I need to be fully and completely present. I find myself easily preoccupied with anywhere but here. I’ve been slowly learning — you can’t board your next train when you haven’t gotten off your last. When my … Continue reading Stop, Look and Listen »