Guilt Laden

The guilt trip. Not a journey I particularly like taking. Let’s talk about guilt. There is no pleasure in guilt. There is no such thing as a guilty pleasure. Guilt is an evil menace. Guilt drives us to do things we don’t want to, shouldn’t do and shouldn’t have to do. And most of the […]

Mid-Year Crisis

It’s that weird time of the year when you’re not quite sure if you’re going to accomplish the things you set out to at the beginning (like learning to fly and writing a book), and work feels weird, and your kids are on vacation, and the sun is shining and you’re not really sure where, […]

Ssshhhhhht.

There is no such thing as stillness in my life. Just constant chatter. Even in my sleep, the dog moves to the foot of my bed and I’m awakened by his stirring. My mind is never still. Constant chatter. Thinking about the mundane: does Max have his swim bag?; to the immense: Cancer cells; to […]

God’s Ivory

My friend Brent Stirton is an extraordinary documentary photographer. One of his latest pieces, “God’s Ivory” is the result of a three-year research project. It talks about how religious icons allow the ivory poaching trade to exist and covers the slaughter of these amazing animals to satisfy religious, and criminal need. The photographs are awe […]