Not all those who wander are lost – J.R.R. Tolkien Upon graduating from NYU with my masters degree, after 6 straight years of Higher Education, 20+ years of being a full-time student, my primary concern was finding “a job”. I don’t think I ever gave much consideration to what would happen next. No one really […]


Not speaking and speaking are both human ways of being in the world, and there are kinds and grades of each. There is the dumb silence of slumber or apathy; the sober silence that goes with a solemn animal face; the fertile silence of awareness, pasturing the soul, whence emerge new thoughts; the alive silence […]


When I stop to think about it, air travel starts to seem like a truly strange thing. You wake up at home, in your bed, where things are familiar and “normal”; you go to the airport, those strange places where people bustle about, revealing the complexities of human nature; you enter the “time warp” of air […]

Lunchbox Fund Photo 3

It is our moral obligation to give every child the very best education possible. In order to learn, children need to be nourished. The Lunchbox Fund ensures that every child is equipped to embrace the future and change it for the better.” — Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu Every day, around 12 or 1 pm, I […]

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When I started this blog over the summer, I had high aspirations and big goals about where this platform might take me. Unfortunately, I did not have the time to invest in those big ideas, and i began to feel stagnant. I spent much of December and January making a point to write (daily, if […]


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