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

Warming Up

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.

Chocolate Nirvana

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

Seagulls Sit

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.