Category: Journal

Reentry

Reentry

| January 14, 2015 | 11 Replies

                Between grief and nothing I will take grief. –William Faulkner Some weeks ago, as many of you likely were preparing for the Christmas holiday, I found myself again seeking solace in the desert, struggling to come to terms with the loss of a loved one. Somewhere else, thousands of miles away, a luminous thread […]

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End of Season Reflections

End of Season Reflections

| December 1, 2014 | 7 Replies

“… inevitably the bathroom mirror shows the first white hairs … inevitably eyesight begins to fail and mysterious pains begin to shoot through the body. … these intimations of mortality plainly communicate the message: Your time is up, it’s time to move on. When this happens, few people are ready. … Some try to ignore […]

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Working From Home

Working From Home

| February 15, 2014 | 8 Replies

It may be true that art should be able to stand on its own, but I find that my appreciation of a given work almost always benefits significantly from knowing something about the artist, why they do what they do and how it relates to their stories and other forces in their life. In an […]

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2013 in Retrospect

2013 in Retrospect

| December 23, 2013 | 19 Replies

The end of a calendar year may seem an arbitrary time for reflection, but there’s something powerful about so many people doing it at the same time, making trends, commonalities and differences more pronounced as they can be readily examined side by side. 2013 was an unusual year for me. It was not as productive […]

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Healing Places

Healing Places

| December 11, 2013 | 11 Replies

We lost our beautiful dog Maggie this past weekend. She was about twelve – not young but not terribly old, either. Her passing was still sudden and unexpected. I remember picking her up at a dreary animal shelter all those years ago. Sarah could not bear to go in and see the caged animals, so […]

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