Creative and Uncut: The Seams of Love

It is a mid-summer's afternoon --late, and I am standing on the pitcher's mound, playing catch with my son on a deserted baseball field, surrounded by other empty diamonds and rectangles. In just a few short weeks, these overgrown areas will be filled with children changing lives -- late-game heroics and crushing defeats. In the … Continue reading Creative and Uncut: The Seams of Love

Mindfulness in Schools: Empowering Students For Success

As we get ready to head back to school for the new academic year, I am aware of a movement that is sweeping across the country to make students and educators more mindful of their learning and their teaching. It is flying right in the face of high-stakes testing and assessment, but is it really … Continue reading Mindfulness in Schools: Empowering Students For Success

Mindfulness in the Heart of Baltimore

  I don't know if you have ever read or seen Ambrose Bierce's "Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," but yesterday, walking mindfully through Baltimore on my way to a photo shoot for my new gig writing for our local paper, I had one of those "occurrences" in everything that I saw, heard, and felt. If … Continue reading Mindfulness in the Heart of Baltimore