Jaden’s smile

Jaden’s smile

If you want to measure the impact of one radiant smile, consider the story of Jaden Ann Scrivener. A 16-year old so brightly lit from within that she lifted the mood of entire classrooms just by walking into them, Jaden died in a car accident on the last day of June this year. Three days [...]

What is real? Honoring the profound, abiding beauty of the soul

What is real? Honoring the profound, abiding beauty of the soul

Some cultures choose November to celebrate the eternal and transitory nature of the human soul. With optimistic hospitality, they build small altars offering traditional gifts and familiar décor, believing the soul returns annually for a brief period to visit the humans it left behind. I like to think that's true. Who wouldn't want to spend a cool autumn evening [...]