Category: Inspiration

Poetry, and Thanks

By , February 23, 2014

I wanted to attend an event today, where Stephen Dunn will speak and read poetry. It’s in Sacramento, nearly a two-hour drive each way, and I decided not to go.

But all weekend, I’ve been thinking about poetry and how I came to love poetry. And so I’ll write about it. Read more »

The Benefits of Moving: What I’m Learning

By , August 11, 2012

I’m learning a lot from my current move, including some lessons I didn’t learn from earlier moves. The difference: I moved everthing into a storage unit, before moving into my new home.

When I’ve moved in the past, I’ve had the luxury of time, which I’m now learning is also a curse.

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A Visit to SF MOMA

By , May 21, 2010

Yesterday, I took myself on an “artist date” to visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA).

What I noticed most, during my visit, was how different pieces of art captured my attention, and then how my mind struggled to figure out why. Read more »

“Our Deepest Fear” Quote (Akeelah and the Bee)

By , November 21, 2007

In the movie Akeelah and the Bee, a quotation is displayed on a framed certificate in the home-office of a main character, and the words are incorrectly attributed to Nelson Mandela, as part of his 1994 Inauguration Speech as President of South Africa. Read more »

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