• Crisp Winter Air Mandala

    It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. ~John Burroughs, “Winter Sunshine”

  • Come Back Summertime Mandala

    While sorting a pile of family memorabilia, I found one of my old poems. Since I was only six years old, my mother was kind enough to write it down for me, on the back of an appointment card. Come Back, Summertime is childish and awkward, yet the sentiment still remains strong. “Somewhere across the …

  • Blissful Baroque Mandala

    It is a new year and my touchstone words are whimsical and nostalgic. I am in a playfully classical mood this month, so I am listening to more Baroque music. The Vivaldi effect is a tiny upward curl of the lips and lilt in my step. Sipping on a glass of bubbly mineral water while …

  • The Ducks Fly Moon Mandala