Monthly Archives: January 2013

We the people…

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Inhale. Exhale. Calm.

It started during Qigong class, between the “The Jade Plate Receives the Morning Dew” and “Looking at the Lotus Flower in the Clear Pond.” Because the classroom has mirrors on two sides, I was watching myself, as I usually do, … Continue reading

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Bandaloop- choreography above and beyond

A vertical dance troupe that dances on sides of buildings and mountains?! The dance troupe Bandaloop (inspired in part by rock climbing and rappeling), makes it look incredibly easy, but because the dancers are constantly engaging with gravity, they need … Continue reading

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When is a book a book VII: BOOK

(from Popular Libros) BOOK: TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION Introducing the new Bio-Optic Organized Knowledge device, trade-named BOOK. BOOK is a revolutionary breakthrough in technology: no wires, no electric circuits, no batteries, nothing to be connected or switched on.  It’s so easy to use, … Continue reading

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Fix the Senate now

Yes. It is time to change the Senate’s filibuster rules back to their original intent. Presently the silent filibuster, where only the threat of a filibuster is declared or more often insinuated in the backrooms of the Senate, forces all … Continue reading

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Invisible cloak

“ This morning, in a kind of Harry Potter mood, we had an enthusiastic and lively conversation in my advisory about what we would do if we had an invisible cloak. There were all sorts of suggestions of the kinds … Continue reading

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“Ode to Repetition” by Ellen Bass

I like to take the same walk down the wide expanse of Woodrow to the ocean and most days I turn left toward the lighthouse. The sea is always different. Some days dreamy, waves hardly waves, just a broad undulation in … Continue reading

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Making a life from the fragments and the shards

What is art? How does one create significance and address sacred issues, life issues with words? How can art cross from the specific and the personal to the larger and more universal spaces of meaning? How can personal pain transform … Continue reading

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Elixir of juice vesicles

Mmmmm mikans. I first tasted them in Japan in an awesome canned juice by Sapporo with their “juice vesicles” (see writing on can above) which I later learned was pulp, but pulp that still somehow maintained unsmashed juice sacs. This … Continue reading

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Paper Age

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