As a metaphor, a touchstone refers to any physical or intellectual measure by which the validity or merit of a concept can be tested. It is similar in use to an acid testlitmus test in politics, or, from a negative perspective, a shibboleth where the criterion is considered by some to be out-of-date. Wikipedia

The pages below are some of my touchstones, my reference points. Parts of my compass. All designed and intended to remind me of what I have deemed important so when I wander far afield, I may find my way back to these core beliefs.