Where Zen Lives – Japan and Religion

I've never been a religious person. I've always considered myself a spiritual person, but to me that's a very important distinction. Visiting Japan last year, I came more closely in touch with religion than I have ever before - from a positive point of view rather than a critical one. Internally I felt a shift… Continue reading Where Zen Lives – Japan and Religion

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Emotions Running High – Visiting Hiroshima, Japan

I recently returned from a visit to Japan on a wonderful guided tour with G Adventures. Upon returning home, everyone has asked me my favorite part of the trip. Normally I need a bit of time after I travel to truly asses what my favorite aspect has been. However this time, almost without hesitation, I've answered "visiting the… Continue reading Emotions Running High – Visiting Hiroshima, Japan

Finishing the Hat – My Encounter With George Seurat

This weekend while on a trip to Chicago, I ventured into the Art Institute. Wandering through, finding my museum pace, drinking in all the incredible works, listening to their stories and backgrounds through my handheld "I'm a tourist" device, and fully entering the zone when suddenly Sunday in the Park by George Seurat appeared before me.… Continue reading Finishing the Hat – My Encounter With George Seurat