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  • Happy New Year!

    This beautiful photograph by Julius Shulman, “Woman and the Ocean,” taken in 1930 not only epitomizes the music of Fado, the heart wrenching sorrowful melodies of Portugal, it also paints the feelings…

  • Utterly and Magnificently … Useless.

    I started writing at the local library today, just a couple of blocks away from my house. I found an unoccupied table by a large window overlooking College Street. It turned out to be…

  • Andrew Wyeth, Off at Sea, 1972.

    Autumn

    The sun returns, pushing away the grey sky in forgiveness painted blue. Long shadows appear over the deck and the green of a small ficus tree is illuminated. The wind that rattled…

  • Holly Lynton | "Mean Ceiling," May 2004. C-print 17"x23"

    Thoughts and Plans

    “It’s a lovely morning.” Her breath escaped from her lips carrying the scent of a half forgotten dream. I opened my eyes and took in the sunlight that softened the walls of…

  • The Empty Page

    Dropping the anchor, To try to find the middle ground. Down into the “I don’t know” rather than the forms. There is a hesitation. In the chest, a question is uncovered. Is…

  • Patti Smith

    One Book Opens Another: Patti Smith’s “Just Kids.”

    When I started reading Just Kids, I realized that music was going to take center stage. …

  • To Be Bothered

    What does it mean to live within, and how do we approach this in the midst of the movement of life? What is taking place in me now within this vessel? Are…

  • Jack Kerouac, "Face of the Buddha," Pencil on Paper, 1958?

    Let It Rain

    Gurdjieff once said: “In the river of life suffering is not intentional. In conscious life suffering is intentional and of great value.” Setting all biases aside, I have been delving into the…

  • Lycurgus S. Glover, Winter Morning, Corner of Second and Canfield Avenues, Detroit 1905.

    Snow

    Snow. Watch how it falls, delicately and determined, blanketing everything in a slow silence. See how it covers the earth gently, flake by flake—collecting silently over the houses and the streets. People…

  • Georgia O’Keefe, "New York with Moon," 1925

    Unexpected Intrusions of Beauty

    Andy Goldsworthy, a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist once said: “I find some of my new works disturbing, just as I find nature as a whole disturbing. The landscape is often perceived…