Street Photography in China II

The photo above was taken by the West Lake. Many couples come from far and wide to have their photos taken at the West Lake. The lake is the location of are several famous romantic tales. This group of photos were taken during my first few months of my twelve years living in China. I …

50 Ways to Boost Self Awareness

Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got. – Janis Joplin Be Mindful Express Gratitude every day Resist being a perfectionist Forgive others Think abundantly Stay motivated Increase concentration Still the mind Exercise patience Gain from other cultures Look towards the heavens Open your heart to new experiences Grow through adversity Don’t follow the crowd Embrace …

Some websites to help you relax staying home during Pandemic

I am going to post good things to enjoy online while the coronavirus pandemic continues. Enjoy the links below and stay home as much as possible. Google Arts and Culture https://artsandculture.google.com/ Shedd Aquarium Penguins Roaming around because of coronavirus Buzzfeed: 20 Small Acts of Kindness https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/photos-coronavirus-quarantine-restore-faith-in-humanity Max Brooks and his dad Mel Brooks: “Don’t be …

A Beginning: Happy New Year

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language; / And next year’s words await another voice; / And to make an end is to make a beginning. – TS Eliot The new decade is sprouting around the world, following the slowly rolling arc of midnight. The year ends hour by hour, as the sparkling …

Light the World

Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness. – Anne Frank Many times events in our lives become tangled up and our days devolve into chaos. It seems there is no end to the trials and tribulations. That is why holidays and taking time away from the hustle and bustle …