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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.

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 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 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...

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.

The rest of t...

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 29, 2016

Recipe for Listening #1

Go for a walk in a populated area, and listen only for footsteps. Try to walk softly so you are not just listening to your own footsteps. For sonic variety, walk through more and less trafficked areas.

Things to remember:

Non-human animals have fee...

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 25, 2016

"Asking the right questions in the first place takes as much work as any other process."

- Jonathan Burrows, A Choreographer's Handbook

The body as an instrument of REceiving

According to the percussionist, Evelyn Glennie, "Hearing is basically a form of touch." Sound is...

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