Are You a Giver or a Taker?

Outstretched hand with seed and bird

We often hear the praises of generous, charitable humanitarians who are givers, while takers are usually defined as more self-serving than altruistic. BUT, as with any interpretation of life, there is another perspective to contemplate: Care Givers and Care Takers "...traditionally, givers and takers, have a polar opposite meaning, yet when connected with the word care, taker …

Nature Teacher: Adapting

several trees adapting to grow over rooftops

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it. -- Chinese Proverb One of the first trees I planted 30 years ago was an Ornamental Pear. Inexperienced at the time, I planted it at woodland's edge thinking the forest would showcase its white blossoms. That pear tree …

Healing His story

Auschwitz

And this is why complete history must be taught, why books never burned, information not censored, cruelties not repeated... I found the artist's commentary as heart wrenching as the artwork, and a necessity for healing the self, and preserving humankind...then, now, always. His work is on one of my favorite blogs. See how it affects …

Looking to Ancients, Artists and Antecedents for Answers

Red mushroom growing out of dirt and darkness

Contrary news reports on the coronavirus got you feeling confused? Everything changing too rapidly to absorb? Feeling like you're churning in a sea of uncertainty? No worries (unless that's what you choose to do.) Look at the bright side. Yes, there is always a bright side, as the Tijitu depicts and notables observed:   "Confusion …