For need-of-a- refresh sofa or chairs, we take a cue from this chill 12th Century château in France transformed with the artful use of draped cloth.
Although I love roast chicken, I don’t always plan the defrosting part far enough in advance. Could I roast a chicken frozen? I wondered. So I tried it.
Fifteen amazing seconds from Oscar-nominated stop motion animator PES is full of strange brilliance as is the poem we found to go with it.
Inspired by Farhad Manjoo’s revelatory NY Times article, I deleted the news feed on my phone to see if I could “have what Manjoo was having”: more free time, and a clearer head.
How did we forget about the great birdsong.fm, the site that streams only birdsong. Listening to the music of birds first thing in the morning woke us UP in the best way possible. Our friend Josh ...
No doubt it was my hunger for buttered toast that caused me to spread really good butter on a sheet of nori seaweed. That surprising combination has become another thing I hunger for
I pondered the maxim “Irritation is the message” a long time before understood that the things that irritated me were the things I sought solutions for. I started transforming ugly shopping bags.
A digital walkabout took us a 1992 edition of Tricycle, the great Buddhist magazine, where Laurie Anderson interviews Cage, then 80 years old. Here are some catalytic bits:
We are not alone in feeling that things have never been so bad, that the world is in seriously dire straits. Psychologist Steven Pinker offers some clarifying strategies that shift our view.
Opening Devotions, Mary Oliver’s five-decade-spanning anthology of poems, we found this gem, that sets the tone for a new week.
“Something opens our wings”, wrote Rumi, the perfect words for this lovely video that took us soaring with joy through the Azores, France, Brazil…weightless
For me, just-right coffee is a necessity that helps me get into my day, especially when on the road. So I compared portable coffee systems: the BRuX vs my trusty makeshift rig. Here’s a full ...
Facebook’s strange punishment when I inadvertently published an “offensive” image on their platform mirrored the artwork Michael Druks made 45 years ago.
Meg Hitchcock’s assemblages of letters cut from sacred texts remind us of mandalas: harmonious images designed to create a calm, meditative feeling.
When a friend sent us a VENN diagram of the Japanese concept of Ikigai last week, we found we couldn’t get its big fat question out of our mind.
Casting about for foods that could sparkle things up and remind me of warm places and summer, I remembered my simple Lemon Olive Oil recipe. YES, that’s what I need, to use and give as ...