December 11, 2017
Advent 12.11.17

Silence

My understanding of the word silence changed dramatically after I read Rebecca Solnit’s essay “Silence Is Broken,” found in The Mother of All Questions. Maria Popova writes a […]
December 10, 2017
Advent 12.10.17

Embrace the wild

I return to a phrase and a variation of the phrase from Henry David Thoreau’s essay “Walking” (first published in 1862 in The Atlantic), whenever I need to […]
December 9, 2017
Advent 12.9.2017

Love starts when fear ends. December 9, 2017

Love starts when fear ends was inscribed in the entryway of the Egyptian Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale. The exhibit featured a multi-sensory film by artist […]
December 8, 2017
Advent 12.8.17

Conceive, seize, take hold of, December 8, 2017

The etymology of a word often directs my art-making, especially when I am uncertain of a path. I’ll take a word, look at its origins, synonyms/antonyms, […]
December 7, 2017
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Accept the Realities/Strength is subtle, December 7, 2017

Redacting text lives high on my list of techniques for manipulating words, whether found or my own. I don’t remember the origins of the text for today’s […]
December 6, 2017
Advent 12.6.17

Cope, December 6, 2017

There’s this quote from Martha Stewart that circles through my thoughts regularly: “It’s okay to overreact, but never panic.” As I get older, I learn daily […]