There is a saying that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Although the origins of this saying are debated, the message is clear. When we're ready to learn something--especially if it’s relevant to our life’s journey--something will show up in our lives to help teach or guide us to whatever it is we need to learn.

This guidance can show up anywhere--in the lyrics of a song, in a comment from a friend, or in the words written on the back of a truck. Like seeing a small firefly in a dark sky, this guidance can be an aha moment and a spark of illumination. If we pay attention to these moments and stay curious, we remain open to learning the lessons life is trying to teach us.

I write about these sparks of illumination moments and the life lessons I’ve gathered through them. I write about my divorce and the struggle of feeling stuck. I write about relationships, dating in my 50's, and life’s many paradoxes. And for a fun change of pace, I write about my adventures in photography.

I write with a curious and open heart. I hope you’ll read my words with a curious and open mind.

To quote Ram Dass, “We’re all just walking each other home.” If you’d like to join me on the journey, click here. You can also connect with me at

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making mistakes · gathering lessons · sparking curiosity · finding guidance in life's illuminating moments · wrangling words since 2017