February 2012

Priscilla in the Sky with Diamonds

February 29, 2012

Our flight home to New York was smooth. The skies over New Jersey were clear. And the lights below us sparkled like diamonds:

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Winter

February 28, 2012

The Ann Arbor Arboretum is a perfect place for reflection, especially on the banks of a half-frozen pond:

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Warming Up

February 22, 2012

We flew out to Ann Arbor to visit our son. Watching the University of Michigan’s basketball team is exciting. Watching them warming up, I decided, is meditative. Even with rap music in the background, I was mesmerized.

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Chocolate Nirvana

February 8, 2012

Surrounded by chocolate truffles, clutching a cup of Aztec-spiced hot cocoa, I spoke at Chocolate Lovers Club in Princeton, New Jersey:

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Seagulls Sit

February 1, 2012

What happens when I visit Orchard Beach in the Bronx, in the middle of winter? Seagulls have taken over the parking lot. They are excellent meditators. Even a passing car doesn’t distract them.

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