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Visual Poetry

Who doesn’t love flowers — especially in spring after a long winter. Where I live I see them in front gardens or window boxes, tree beds, the green-grocers or the park, bursting with life, reminding us of color and simple pleasures. … Continue reading

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Through Art

I can’t save the world, but I can show the world how I saved myself. Through Art. Volume One of my memoir set the stage. The Nancy Who Drew       Volume Two, in progress, takes me across the … Continue reading

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Inner Sanctum

The doorway under water came to me in a dream back in 1976. There was no mistaking the meaning of the vision. It was a dream about ego-death, hitting bottom, and afterwards, being given entry to the inner world. The … Continue reading

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Goldilocks and the Mobile Wallpaper

When I finally found the right wallpaper for my Blackberry Simple Mobile, Goldilocks came to mind. There are no bears in my story. But there is the question of bearing, and what feels right, and finding the happy medium, which … Continue reading

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Art and the Equality of Seeing

Excerpt from a memoir-in-progress ~ first life-drawing classes at the Art Student’s League.  “The models were different every day. They came in all shapes and sizes but to us they were simply “nudes.” Most were young, though some were middle-aged, … Continue reading

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When a Still-Life Moves

In this excerpt from “Christmas Holiday” by W. Somerset Maugham (1939), Charley and Lydia are at the museum looking at a still-life by Chardin (pages 240-242). “Chardin,” he said. “Yes, I’ve seen that before.” “But have you ever looked at … Continue reading

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The Story Bridge

Years ago I had a shrink who told me to imagine a bridge. Okay, I said. He wanted me to see myself in the present on one side. Okay. Next, on the other side of the bridge, I was to … Continue reading

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Art and Ascension What’s That

An excess of emotion. Of feeling. From the heart. Through the heart of feeling. Onto the cross. Propelled upwards, above the horizontal line of the physical plane. Sometimes you think you’ll die unless you express it. And then something in … Continue reading

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Verbal Measures

It’s Thursday, October 11, 2012, and I’m finally going to one of Mike Geffner’s events downtown. Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word Thursday, October 11, 2012; Special Event – The Inspired Word Presents Verbal Measures: Voices from the Edge At … Continue reading

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Back to the Beyond

As a visual artist I went into form. And then one day, I realized I had gone beyond the form. It’s one of those things that happens when you’re not looking. It’s like you look and you look and you … Continue reading

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