The Beauty of San Francisco’s Botanical Garden

Although I have been to Golden Gate Park before, I had never seen the stunningly beautiful Botanical Garden located there. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of exploring it for the first time. Here is a map of the park. As you may be able to see from the map, the park is divided into different … Continue reading The Beauty of San Francisco’s Botanical Garden


Lesson 15: Retirement Requires Rebirth

Being retired is like being a young child again, where you get to do whatever you want when you want. Only now you have money too! At least, that’s true for the lucky among us who do have enough money to not worry about it. I have some friends in their late 60s who are … Continue reading Lesson 15: Retirement Requires Rebirth

Lesson 14: Ask for Directions

Question: Why does it take millions of sperm to fertilise one egg? Answer: Because they won't ask for directions. Mount St. Victoire, painted by Paul Cezanne Have you ever noticed how some people are scared to ask for directions? They don’t want to look like they don’t have everything under control so they just muddle … Continue reading Lesson 14: Ask for Directions

Lesson 11: Be Open to Signs from the Spirit World

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.”– Antoine de Saint-Exupery Some people say that a spiritual world doesn’t exist because they can see no evidence of that. I say they aren’t paying attention … Continue reading Lesson 11: Be Open to Signs from the Spirit World

This, too, is Berlin

This is another take on Berlin, this time exclusively from an historical perspective. In addition to seeing beautiful paintings and ancient artifacts in Berlin, as I blogged about last week, I also visited important historial sites. For example, here are two photographs of the Oranienburger Strasse Synagogue in Berlin that was attacked on Kristallnacht or … Continue reading This, too, is Berlin