The Art Forms of Purposeful Living

The ending of a year is a natural pause point to reflect upon the way one’s lived, loved, and created. This post is my pause point. Although I’ve written and blogged less in 2013 than in previous years, I’ve spent more time with my family and more time developing my art than in previous years. So …

“If” by Rudyard Kipling: A Guide for Living and Relating

When my son approached manhood, I gave him Rudyard Kipling's poem “If.” No other poem seemed to say all that my mother’s heart felt needed saying in order to prepare him for success in life: If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you …