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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 […]

What do we “want”? December 16, 2010 5 Comments

“The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order in the continuous thread of revelation.” “Write about what you don’t know about what you know. ” Eudora Welty Convenience might kill us in the long run.  I grew up hearing the frantic […]

bluesphere November 19, 2010 2 Comments

We all have very little time–So we must do everything as slowly as possible. A Zen Buddhist Koan Last Saturday morning I was  home and  felt in my bones the privilege of being lazy.  Outside, the sunlight glowed in yellow ribbons through the leaves which are still on the trees.  Since I last posted I have been […]

ohhhhmmmmm October 18, 2010 2 Comments

There is no such thing as garbage, just useful stuff in the wrong place.  Alex Steffen Have you seen this temple?  It is the most beautiful, useful, sublime, anything ever I have seen made out of bottles. I am on the road this week, just having arrived in Charleston SC to make a mandala out […]

Slouching Towards Bethlehem October 13, 2010 5 Comments

Artist Nereus Patrick Cheo works with street children in Cameroon teaching them to make art out of stuff salvaged from the landfill in Douala. “The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from […]

Opportunity September 21, 2010 No Comments

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the […]

Responsibility September 8, 2010 2 Comments

“Like all explorers, we are drawn to discover what’s out there without knowing yet if we have the courage to face it.”— Pema Chödrön If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.”
Betty Reese I gave an “artist’s talk” last Wednesday at Guilford College, during the […]

Sunlight and Shadow August 18, 2010 No Comments

“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” (Sign that hung in Albert Einstein’s office in Princeton, NJ) For most of us, summer is over.  People are returning from vacations all over the place.  Teachers are back in schools and if the students aren’t, they will be soon. […]

Gratitude August 5, 2010 5 Comments

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy One of the greatest discoveries a man (or a woman, come […]