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Going up the mountain March 27, 2012 2 Comments

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”  Dr. Seuss Tomorrow, I travel up to Boone, NC to Appalachian State University to begin my residency at The Turchin Center for the Arts.  With the help of staff and students I will make an installation entitled STUFF: Where Does It Come From and Where […]

KAIROS and the way of the warrior February 11, 2012 2 Comments

“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.”  ― Pema Chödrön, The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times   Recently, I have been feeling that my life is […]

Wild geese January 2, 2012 1 Comment

  Wild Geese You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the […]

BeStrawFree July 8, 2011 4 Comments

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life. Dalai Lama This morning I counted 21 tomatoes on my 4 tomato plants.  The peaches on my tree which sprouted from my compost […]

bag lady May 18, 2011 3 Comments

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Lao Tzu Setting Goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.  Albert Schweitzer The picture above of the late and very intrepid […]

The Red Wheelbarrow April 26, 2011 5 Comments

“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.”— Douglas Adams “You know, I think if people stay somewhere long enough – even white people – the spirits will begin to speak to them. It’s the power of the spirits coming from the land. The spirits and the old powers aren’t lost, they just […]

Letter to Michael March 23, 2011 3 Comments

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims. R. Buckminster Fuller “We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.” Anonymous   For the past month I have been traveling, mostly in North Carolina doing residencies in schools.  Though I love this work, it means that I am […]

Breathing February 11, 2011 4 Comments

“I look for what needs to be done. After all, that’s how the universe designs itself.” R. Buckminster  Fuller Never underestimate the power of compassionately recognizing what’s going on. –Pema Chödrön Last night at a meditation group that I go to, the teacher suggested that when we wake up in the morning we pay attention […]

To do what is right, not what you should. January 19, 2011 8 Comments

“No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that created it.”–Albert Einstein “We are writing our history on the skin of fish with the blood of bears.”–Margaret Atwood “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, […]

Around the world December 24, 2010 3 Comments

It seems everyone is doing it, everywhere.  Recycling creatively and having a good time with it.  So here’s to new ideas, new possibilities for us in the recycling and reuse of all we make and use on this planet earth. The world is full of creative minds.  Like bees we are humming along. Perhaps, this […]