Explore the world around you and the world within you
I recently returned from a trip with my elder son, 23, to China. The theme of our trip was design. We intended to sketch and photograph our way through three different regions of China, getting a better sense of both classical and contemporary forms of design. To refine the concept of design, I focused mostly on understanding the design element of line. From architecture to…
A recent trip to Santa Fe reveals that there is much that is rarely revealed unless we pay attention and notice what we normally miss. And when we do that, wondrous things occur.
An encounter with an enormous steam engine on a rural road in England reveals how discovering the passion of others can help spur your own no matter what your interests.
If you have a stopover in Frankfurt, Germany, use your time well with this DIY photographer’s walking tour of the highlights of the city.
Boredom may not be as boring as you think Of the three things you most avoid that may be what you most need — suffering, failure and boredom — the latter seems like the most innocuous. Suffering and failure might feel more like an open wound or severed limb. In comparison, boredom’s more like a hangnail: not pleasant, but more of an annoyance you’d prefer…
Failure isn’t what you think it is. By reframing and finding better terms for what you define as failure, you can actually find a powerful back door into success.