Mid-November, 2018 Four months after the lava ceased flowing, I walked over the narrowest part of the River of Lava which is several miles east of our farm. As I carefully tapped my way across the hardened lava, I noted signs of regrowth. The trees burned and pushed over by the force of theContinue reading “Regrowth in Lava”
Patterson Clark shared his harvesting and art making processes at the Annual Meeting of the Audubon Naturalist Society last week at Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, Maryland. I admire his dedication and inventiveness. Take a look at his brilliant art made of weed pulp paper and essence of weed ink, plus a ferocious amount ofContinue reading “Alien Weeds”
During a totally unrelated search, I came across my short article about Charles Green III, a slight of hand magician who I interviewed for a piece that ran in the Washington Post Magazine a few years ago in 1993. Part of the article appears in this High Beam abstract which collects a fee from readers. AsContinue reading “Magician : Attention”
What fun to find that the Gastronomica Reader , which includes my long article about Diana Kennedy and Mexican organic farming, is on a book list run by an Estonian webrarian! Fun because this connects directly to last week’s Wikimania 2012 in Washington, DC where I met a wikimanian from Estonia, Raul Veede. Synchronicity and random serendipityContinue reading “Gastronomica Reader :: Wikimania 2012”
In Gaston Hall, on the evening of April 2, 2012 Margaret Atwood mused on debt, payback, revenge and what might the world be like now if the events of September 11, 2001 has been forgiven (after a period of thoughtful mourning) by the affected nations and their political leaders instead of a trigger excuse to bombContinue reading “Margaret Atwood at Georgetown University”
Have you noticed a resurgence of interest in journal writing (personal diary, memoir, life writing), a subject I specialized in teaching during the early years of the National Museum of Women in the Arts? New workshops in 21st century journal writing will be offered at the Hill Arts Center, a fantastic renovated historic space. Register forContinue reading “Journal Writing : Hill Arts Center”
e-How offers ideas on how to start writing a diary or journal. The end of year holiday season offers time for social events and solitude, the perfect mix for observing and reflecting on one’s life and reporting the details in a diary.
“Every creative artist is a unique individual who has (her) his feet firmly planted in mid-air. He uses all his negative energies — tensions, anxieties and other vulnerabilities — and transforms them into rich reservoirs of positive forces, from which (her) his art emerges carrying with it the mystery and wonder of the unknown.” MichaelContinue reading “Art Emerges with Mystery”
Serving as a judge for the My Generation writing competition sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank for writers in Washington, DC offered me a tremendous opportunity to read essays created by writers with diverse backgrounds. Essays were contributed by writers ranging from middle school students to honorable octogenarians.
Organizational Culture shows us how governments, corporations, associations and other organizations manage their story and proactively shape their message. Al-Qaeda has an organizational culture just like any other entity and hey, it’s run by a guy in the construction business with a bunch of sub-contractors who deliver their trade which happens to be self-inflicted mayhemContinue reading “Reality Check”