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A virtual sign

I see him tracing the letters in the air, His hands rotating his brush As he paints this last virtual sign. I have never seen his expertise so close up before. I always focused on the letters he produced when … Continue reading

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“A Mercy” by Sharon Olds

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Chiharu Shiota

Chiharu Shiota is a Japanese performance and installation artist born in 1972 who was selected by her country to represent Japan in the recent Venice Biennale. The ceilings and walls of the Japanese Pavillion at the Biennale are covered with … Continue reading

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Memory Lane

Each time I get in to Ann Arbor to visit my mother, I try to do some sort of activity with her and some of the ladies in her wing. In November we made cards using stamps and last week … Continue reading

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Glowing bones of an ignored mystery

A spectacular sky this morning on my way to school. The sun had not yet risen. 6:15am. A half crescent moon looking like the x-ray outline of a brilliant white bowl in the dark sky. And beneath it a very … Continue reading

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Driven to the light

On my way to work today I passed beneath the walkway between the two McCormick Places which crosses above Lakeshore Drive. Inside, on the ceiling of that overpass, were red and blue lights and somehow, strangely, I was teleported back to … Continue reading

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Eleven Japanese memories two years ago to this day

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