Category Archives: writing

Question

If repetition is a chant…well, so, I knew this guy a long time ago, he had some issues, it’s true. He had boxes and boxes of journals, he wrote nearly every day, for all the good it did. He would … Continue reading

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Dis and dat.

DIS is the stock symbol for Walt Disney Co. That’s Disney World to you and me. As in, “dis iz it,” but completely different. When visiting DIS, you do not want to disobey, disrespect, or in any way disturb the … Continue reading

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Sympathy for the Devil

It’s an old question. One of those all-revealing choices, this or that, two camps, two-paths-in-life kind of question and while I often find those more annoying than useful, this one has legs. Cuz the Rolling Stones sang about sex, about … Continue reading

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I am: overcome

she spoke in a whisper, barely audible to the girl on the other end of the line. “come over.” “you’re sure?” “yes.” “what about your parents.” “they’re gone. it’s cool. come over.” “ok.” the girl on the other end taps … Continue reading

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That was then: crescendo

A long time ago when I was in my twenties, I played Beethoven’s Ninth over and over, window-shakingly loud, downstairs-neighbor-pounding-on-ceiling loud. I wanted the crescendo to block everything out, I wanted it to block everything out because the world seemed … Continue reading

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My fabulous studio life: first coupla weeks 2014

Kill your email. Put a muzzle on your Facebook. Twitter? forget about it. How I decided to totally change my studio practice and what I’m learning about focus. Continue reading

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Our animal nature revisited

“Seeing too much of ourselves in other animals might not be the problem we think it is. Under appreciating our own animal natures may be the greater limitation.” That’s from this fine article in NYT Sunday by BARBARA NATTERSON-HOROWITZ and … Continue reading

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Interesting: a new old thing…

This excellent blog post on Save Snail Mail….it made me think of the seductive physicality of a sketchbook, filling it, splashing paint and ink, cutting and pasting, stamping, stenciling…the feel of the paper, the smell of ink and paint.  Very real, … Continue reading

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Writing your way out of dullness

My partner and I do quick 10 minute writing exercises to sort of  break our thinking, relax our thinking, get out of ourselves.  They’re fast, they’re not precious or important–all for fun. We’ve been using Natalie Goldberg for a while–Old … Continue reading

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