2002/2003 Introduction

“There is no calamity like not knowing what is enough.”
—Lao Tsu

On a late winter afternoon I watched the sun set from the shore of a local lake.
Everything was basked in the golden hue of horizontal sunlight. The red twigs of a
dogwood flamed, and the melting lake ice turned the forest into an impressionistic
reflection. As I studied the details around me