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Articulations & Wonder

 

"Spacetime tells matter how to move; matter tells spacetime how to curve." - John Wheeler

 

You may read my poetry online at Dovecote and The Arsonist.

April 13, 2019

We say, “the wind is blowing from the west,” when we feel air pushing against us from the west. But actually, when “the wind is blowing from the west,” there is in fact some point of environmental inhalation in the east, rather than some “exhalation” from the west. If...

October 6, 2018

to touch and connect with the essence of each season in this place of seasonal subtlety has instigated a deep level of attention and intention that has immeasurably enriched my connection to nature, time and life itself - a richness I hope is conveyed and passed on to...

June 1, 2018

...from the stillpoint of the inside of an egg; from the shelter of a nest; from the humility and potency of smallness... cycles repeat, interweave into centripetal patterns of food chains and time.

March 24, 2018

The moment of initiation is a leap off of a cliff with the sureness that one will land well - - or sprout wings. This is the essence of spring, the next installment in the Long Tone Choir's seasonal installation series.

July 15, 2017

Communication is not only something that occurs between individuals or groups. It also occurs within a place. That setting affects what, when and how things are communicated.

April 3, 2017

Sound is constant.

Even if you close your ears with your fingers, you will hear blood moving through your veins and arteries. You will hear your finger joints making micro-movements you would otherwise never notice. You will hear your breath. All of these sounds that y...

March 6, 2017

My mind is occupied with thoughts of nothing.

"...it is of the utmost importance not to make a thing but rather to make nothing. And how is this done? Done by making something which then goes in and reminds us of nothing." - John Cage

My mind is occupied with nothing an...

February 8, 2017

A quality of time - winter time, quiet time, dark time, still time, water time - is placed under the microscope of durational exploration with sound as the lens.

We have two hours to exemplify the timespace of a season: ninety days compressed into two hours. Two hours...

October 30, 2016

Walking through the woods, the trees are still. One may walk past their trunks the way one walks past a couch or a chair. To a preoccupied walker, trees are the furniture of the forest: still, quiet, waiting. The walker is the one moving, the one making sounds even if...

October 3, 2016

The alarm goes off at 5 AM. Four of us wriggle, groggy, out of sleeping bags. The whistling whisper of sleeping bags thrust into stuff sacks. The rhythmic crunch of footsteps on astro-turf. We leave one bunker to prepare to enter another bunker by sunrise.

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