Friends know I enjoy puzzles. Whether it’s crosswords or jigsaw, it’s a pastime that calms and focuses me, delivering a pleasant escape from the world’s craziness. While listening to podcasts by X22 Report, Mike Adams the Health Ranger, Scott Kesterson of BardsFM, and a variety of other political or historic offerings (Hillsdale College’s series are terrific), I’m working out how the pieces fit, literally and figuratively.

This is my latest accomplishment, finished late last night. The riot of colors took me several hours to recreate over the course of many evenings.

Are you a puzzle solver? What do you do to achieve your Zen place?

Seagull Garden, 1000 piece (21 x 28), by eeboo