As a kid, I always wanted things to be interesting. Now, I appreciate the double-edged saying, "may you live in interesting times" and wish they weren't quite so interesing. Yet, this is especially the time to keep humanity alive and humane. My good wishes and good will for the holidays and new year.
I hope you enjoy these columns about art, ideas and travel adventures. I write them from my perspective as a a mixed-media artist and creative life writer with diverse cultural interests. -- Janet Strayer