Swimming Holes
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July: the month when summer really begins to feel legit. When the stalwart among us finally break down and turn on their air conditioning as newscasters are frying eggs on…

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A Billion Twinkling Pinpricks
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There’s something about looking at the stars which inspires in us a sense of greatness. Perhaps it’s the vastness of the night sky, or the awe-inspiring combination of simple and…

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Craft it to your liking
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It’s a serene spring evening, and the sun has begun to dip below the western horizon in an impressive blaze of color. You sit on your porch swing, listening to…

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Wine
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A glass of wine should be like a good friend: Unique, balanced and enjoyable. You finish your time together in a better mood than when you started; after lingering for…

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Maple Syrup
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We’re just going to come right out and say it: You haven’t truly tasted a pancake until you’ve drizzled it with real maple syrup. Not the gloppy stuff that comes…

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Chocolate
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Is it possible to look at a box of chocolates and not ponder the wisdom of that humble sage, Forrest Gump? “You never know what you’re gonna get.” It’s just…

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Picture, if you will, a door
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Picture, if you will, a door. Is it cheery and inviting? Weathered, with flaking paint and creaky hinges? Solidly built with intricate wood grain? Everyone has a door — at…

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Kindness can start here
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In a world that sometimes feels as if the human race is drifting apart, it’s no wonder we find ourselves craving connection. On one hand, we are closer than ever:…

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Our own place, time and gathering
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“Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go…” It’s a tune that’s easy to dismiss as overly nostalgic, old-fashioned or irrelevant. Who rides in horses on…

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