Trains have always symbolized our life’s journey in my mind – our pursuit of new destinations, powered by our dreams and hard work. In honor of National Poetry Month, I’ve packaged this sentiment into an original Haiku poem… Trains Racing toward its goals, Arrive – a glimpse of glory – Rushing, breathless…………………gone. […]Read more "T – Trains: A Haiku"
“It’s not nourishing. It’s like snack food. You know how they engineer this food? They scientifcally determine precisely how much salt and fat they need to include to keep you eating. You’re not hungry, you don’t need the food, it does nothing for you, but you keep eating these empty calories. This is […]Read more "S – Social Media Creates Dystopia in “The Circle”"
As we prepare to ring in the New Year this weekend, many of us will choose to be “two-faced.” No, I’m not talking about doing something hypocritical. The dawn of a new year typically causes us to reflect on our past even as we dream about the future. This phenomenon is why Janus (the Roman […]Read more "Looking Ahead"
Heading into young adulthood, I had one goal in life: to grow up and become an astronaut. There is just something so mysterious, so exotic, and so inviting about space travel. Doesn’t every child dream of leaving earth’s orbit at some point? I didn’t just read books about NASA – I devoured them. My […]Read more "H: Head in the Clouds (My Childhood NASA Dream)"
Every time my two-year old son hears a train, he gets really excited. He rushes to the window and shouts, “Car! Car!” (which is the closes he can get to “Choo, Choo” at the moment). His antics make me smile, but I have to admit – I myself have always found there to be something […]Read more "Why Do Trains Run Off with Our Imagination?"