Archives for: July 26th, 2017

Life Lessons Lip-Learned

Written by on July 26, 2017

The genius artist-sculptor Michelangelo, when asked about one of his greatest works, said he didn’t create, he revealed. Within the twenty-foot tall block of marble that other sculptors had rejected, Michelangelo envisioned David, the giant slayer. It was Michelangelo’s job to set the stone-clad captive free. Several years ago for my fiftieth birthday, my wife […]

Happy Birthday, Happy Whistler

Written by on July 21, 2017

I pressed the play button on my iPhone voicemail and out came a joyful noise. A friend was puckering and blowing for my birthday. About halfway through, the creaky sound was supplanted by giggling, and then followed by renewed efforts to finish what the friend had started. I smiled broadly. It warms my heart when […]