Since watching these extraordinary short videos, we found we have a very different, much softer view of the strangers we encounter.
Years ago, I learned an easy-to-make vegetarian broth from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten that tastes remarkably like veal stock. The main ingredient: ordinary button or cremini mushrooms in league with a few other ingredients you probably already have on hand.
An essential question, and strategy, can help find unexpected solutions to problems.
After a friend proudly showed us unique patch she'd done UNDERNEATH her sink a few months before, we had to know the story AND the material ahe used. It's become an essential tool in our arsenal.
We read this astonishing line in John Cage's ever-illuminating A Year From Monday. SUCH a good idea. We are starting our week giving up judgments....for....this......
My latest iteration of mac-and-cheese is a fast, ultra-simple formula that I can tailor as needed without using a recipe, with utterly delicious results. Win-win-win.
Paper artist Matthew Sporzynski has expanded our view for years with his mightily innovative thinking. His stretch money resonates particuarly strongly now.
There is SO much beyond our control these days, that is was a relief to a list of things we CAN control. Then we thought about the idea of trying to control things, which can tighten things up too much, add stress and an impossible ideal. Musician Brian Eno’s words inspired a better way to view it.
Having bought vintage furniture years ago that I still love, I rarely buy a new piece unless I really need it (and/or see something SO spectacular, I can’t resist). And what I needed when I moved into ...
This extraordinary video will shift your view of people you may be pigeon-holing, reminding us that: There IS more that brings us together than we think. Our question: how to live that compassionate view in dark times?
The Italian technique of panfrying a chicken with a weight on top yields a bird with an utterly crispy skin and succulent flesh in less than half an hour. It works for all manner of poultry.
This video and quote from Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei's present a challenging and clarifying view for navigating our world and lives.
Every now and then, we stumble on a word with unusual powers. That is, it seems to resonate more than most, and we find ourselves changed just by thinking about it.
Artist Spencer Finch transformed a hospital's visitor's waiting room by creating a feeling of being in a snow globe. He used what seems like a simple, do-able approach...
The perfect synchronicity on the theme of ‘not knowing what you are doing’ , including Trump's “improvisational approach to governing”, got us thinking about essential rules for improvising when the stakes are HIGH.