December 20, 2016

Designing as a way of life

At MCLA where I teach, a cohort of us have immersed ourselves into incorporating Design Thinking into our courses. For artists and designers, this process comes […]
December 19, 2016

Present moment, wonderful moment

Many years ago, someone suggested I look at the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh, in particular his book Present Moment, Wonderful Moment. Born in Hue, Vietnam, Thich […]
December 18, 2016

For the love of paper

Every Sunday papermaker Helen Hiebert writes a weekly blog post highlighting some of her paper finds from all over the world, called The Sunday Paper. She […]
December 17, 2016

Let’s have a peace race

Everyday requires a renewed commitment to reframe negativity in the world and in my mind. I struggle to figure out how I can contribute and make more of […]
December 16, 2016


I keep a file of poems that inspire me, are well written and models for my own writing. Today’s poem is by someone unknown to me, […]
December 15, 2016

Winter walking, blue sky

William Cullen Bryant spent part of his life forty minutes from my home–the first part of A Winter Piece resonates deeply with me, maybe it does […]