Anti-Resolutions

Anti-Resolutions

Happy New Year’s, friends! We hope this season has been full of joy, fun, rest, snacks, and all the things that make the Holidays special to you and your loved ones. As all of us crack back open our inboxes and unlock our office doors, my prayer for you is that...
Learning from the Muppets

Learning from the Muppets

My family and I watched a Muppet Christmas Carol last night. If you haven’t seen it, please change that as quickly as possible. In one of the early scenes, Ebenezer Scrooge walks the streets of London while a chorus of Muppets sing a song explaining that he is a...
Messy Advent

Messy Advent

I wonder where we got the expectation that things going well equated to things going smoothly. That a successful event or program meant one that had no hiccups, reschedules, unexpected challenges, or even catastrophic failures. When we are asked how our holiday went,...
Art World & Our World

Art World & Our World

I will admit that I have never been an art gal. In an art museum I rely heavily on the little signs explaining what makes a piece of art “good” or special, or in the case of a lot of contemporary art, what I’m even supposed to be looking for. I don’t scoff at abstract...
12 Problems

12 Problems

Physicist, Nobel Prize winner, and notably multidisciplinary genius Richard Fenyman credited some of his brilliance to a strange habit of keeping a list of his “12 favorite problems”  – 12 open-ended, largely unsolvable problems that just simmered,...