Video poem wins multiple awards at Gualala Art Center’s Art in the Redwoods

My short video-poem “I Am Stitching Myself,” an ode to Mendocino County, was just twice awarded by judges for the 59th Annual Art in the Redwoods exhibit, held online by the Gualala Arts Center. The exhibit has been extended through September 30th. This is the first year the Gualala Art Center included an exhibit category […]

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How to Love and Be Loved During a Pandemic

“Generosity is a sign of intelligence, and givers are the rising tide that lifts all boats.” — Adam Bent These months are hard — and by many accounts, they’re getting harder. The initial energy bursts we experienced weeks ago are gradually depleted as the shelter-in-place continues, the economic fall-out widens, and the physical and psychological […]

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Humanity: free download

In this season of pandemic, while we humans – hundreds of millions (billions?) of us – adapt to sheltering-in-place, self-isolation and quarantines, we have a unique opportunity to share the best of ourselves. Without lengthy commutes or events outside the home as part of our daily schedules, we have much more time at our disposal: […]

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A Two-Legged’s Regret

Ever heard of a “news desert”? It’s what happens when a county loses all of its newspapers – a reality for 200 American counties (12% of the USA). In less than twenty years, we’ve lost a quarter of our local newspapers. When we lose our local news, civic engagement decreases precipitously, and we collectively forget […]

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A bedtime story for adventurous types

Just when you thought it was safe to go birdwatching…guess again. Early morning walks in nature preserves home to feline (and other) predators can take sudden turns – and unwary hikers may find themselves in rather precarious situations. Such was the case when I went on a birding tour in the Nepali Western Terai. The […]

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