Drawing Inspiration from Ai Wei Wei

Drawing Inspiration from Ai Wei Wei

When I was living in Hong Kong, I was introduced to the work of Ai Wei Wei, an artist, political activist and general rabble rouser who pushes back against authority and the status quo. He’s from China, where pushing back against authority is not generally encouraged....
A Short Guide to a Happy Life

A Short Guide to a Happy Life

In A Short Guide to A Happy Life, author Anna Quindlen helps us remember that life happens in the small moments, and that sometimes in our dogged pursuit of larger goals and indicators of success, we miss the important stuff! In easy prose, this short book helps us...
Maya Angelou’s “New Directions”

Maya Angelou’s “New Directions”

In college, I had the good fortune to be able to see Maya Angelou speak.  I will be honest – I had no idea who she was when it happened – but I did end up eventually buying a copy of her book titled, “Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now.”   I think I...