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On Beauty

I stand on the edge of a precipice. Physically I stand looking down into an abyss of sea, rocks and sand, hundreds of feet down. It is beauty. It is awe. It is wonder. It is scary. It is big, bigger than us. It is demanding, demanding of us. Snapping a picture I do not. In my mind, yes, but here, the image is part of the universal conversation that takes place between existing formations continuously. The formation of rugged coastline, deep below my feet, and the formation currently taken… Read more On Beauty

Comfort and Risk

I like to feel comfortable. I like to feel safe. I’m especially very fond of my bed that I love to get into after busy nights at the restaurant. Now, working as a manager for a small, Italian dinner┬áhouse┬áserving only the best ingredients from the market and making their own pastas and pizza crusts, I applaud my timing and good fortune. I like new challenges. I accept risks in trying new things. I always hope for the best. I have worked at self-owned restaurants (in the 80’s and 90’s) before… Read more Comfort and Risk

Safety is a Bad Word

What is safety? The dictionary tells us this: the condition of being safe from undergoing or causing hurt, injury, or loss Naturally, we all want to be safe, feel safe, and act safe. Whether we attribute this desire to human nature as such or to cultured behavior. My question is this: What do we do to feel safe ourselves and what do we do to have other people feel safe, such as loved ones, friends, communities, peers, colleagues, etc.? I can only answer this as to how I feel: The… Read more Safety is a Bad Word