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What tea can teach us

May 12, 2015


“(Tea) inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order. It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life.” – The Book of Tea, Tenshin Okakura I’ve just returned from Japan, a […]

Creative Vignettes

November 16, 2012


I recently completed a short creative writing course taught by Mark Tredinnick. Over a month and a half, we were encouraged to write to a creative prompt each week. It was lots of fun to get my creative nonfiction juices flowing, so I thought I’d share some of my pieces here: The Small Pleasures in […]

Simple Beauty

June 29, 2010


the simple joys in life are always the most beautiful: 1, 2: watching the petals unfurl in a cup of blossom tea. The giant green cup was a study motivation gift from a friend and is the perfect thing for soothing a stressed mind! 3: a rainbow after a sunshower hanging above the old tool […]