Food for Thought

A burgundy leaf fell from the Japanese maple and landed upright in a spinach artichoke dip. It was chilly in the shadow under the tree. Soon, there would be the long winter, cold and white. An erasure of this night, the garden. -Lauren Groff (Fates and Furies) When I last left you, it was high…

The Beauty of Realistic Thinking

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. -William Arthur WardI've always considered myself an optimist--a great believer that things will work out for the best, that people will do the "right" thing, that there is good to be found in every nook and cranny of…