House Fire Chronicles #1: What Needed to Burn

If you’ve ever engaged in a conversation with me, you’ve probably been subjected to my fondness for metaphor. We all think in metaphors—“this is like that”—in order to make complex, abstract concepts more concrete and easily understandable. We use metaphors several...

Reading Tea Leaves: How to Solve Your Most Pressing Problem

I never quite understood exactly how those clever gypsies and turbaned fortunetellers interpreted tea leaves. It seemed so farfetched—what could possibly be told from a clump of wet leaves at the bottom of a teacup? I’ve changed my opinion about this after exploring...