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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.

March 18, 2017


For most of us, that word implies fast motion. It also describes rate of motion. This month, the speed of life will feel like a fight scene from the movie, The Matrix: Life will move at an extremely fast pace interspersed with moments of suspended animation. Keep...

February 19, 2017

Here's your riddle for the month:

Are you coming, or are you going?

When you leave your home to go to a park, are you leaving your house, or going to the park? Of course, you're actually doing both, but what's happening in your mind? At what point do your thoughts switch...

January 19, 2017

It's time to put the question, "what do you love?" under a microscope. Make no assumptions about what you'll find on the glass slide. There may be some new creatures undulating there. There may be a resurgence of creatures you thought were long gone. Or the same old be...

December 20, 2016

I offer you four interpretations of the term, bone consciousness:

1. An awareness that lives in your bones. It is ancient, deep, wise, a gift from your ancestors.

2. An awareness of the underlying structure of things, and of how this underlying structure defines all oute...

November 20, 2016

I will always remember waking up to a lead blanket of collective dread the day after 2016's election. I was at a cousin's house in Boston. It was the start of the city's busy work day, but an eerie and still hush permeated the atmosphere. Bright wintry light streamed i...

October 20, 2016

When the center of our solar system appears to travel through the sign of Scorpio, we do well to look beyond the appearances of things, to dig beneath the surface, to commune with the roots. The root word of Scorpio means...

September 22, 2016

I have two metaphors for you this month.

1, The riddle of juxtaposition:

Two colors, when put next to each other, strike us differently than when we see each color in isolation. Some colors effect each other more so than others. Hence, when an individual is in the compan...

August 21, 2016

When two beings fall in love, there is a tightrope alchemy of unsung support that enables that otherworldly whirl of emotion and magic: chance encounters; electrified air; an infinity of synchronicity and circumstance; an endless stream of previous what-if's leading ba...

July 21, 2016

 I know you just started reading, but I suggest you stop reading for a moment, and quickly make a list of all the things that suck you in: routines, couches, assumptions, your phone, snacks, work, emotional patterns like worry, or other mental whirligigs. Don't think t...

June 20, 2016

Here's what I do when I'm about to start a big project:

First, I clear everything else out of the way, including the dirty dishes, the dust bunnies, and the pesky piles of papers. I scrap the go-nowhere projects, and tie up the loose ends of the nearly-completed project...

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