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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.

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...

July 4, 2016

Water is visible, so we can see how it travels. It takes the path of least resistance, surrenders to gravity's downwards tugs and heat's upwards pulls. At first, it moves around obstructions, but given enough time it erodes whatever is in its path.

W a v e s

Sound does n...

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...

May 30, 2016

The wind was wild at the wetlands yesterday. It roared through the land-and-water-scape. It raced across and howled into my ears. It drowned out the incessant rush of the nearby freeway. It drowned out the diverse calls of circling seagulls and the haunting cries of th...

May 17, 2016

Change, like love, means many different things. Within all of the various loves we feel in the many relationships of our lives, there are categories - deep love, respectful love, playful love, love with a distance, love with awe, a nurturing kind of love, and so on. Si...

April 30, 2016

Listening generally puts me into a peaceful frame of mind, but every now and then a sound strikes me as funny, pleasantly rattles my serenity, and thus breaks up areas of mental and physical rigidity. Silly sounds snap me into the present in a way that immediately shif...

April 17, 2016

The road trips of my youth were made possible by the game, Cows in the Graveyard. If it hadn't been for the calming, attentive and alternately exhilarating and devastating practice of counting, accumulating and losing cows I whizzed past in the endless stream of f...

March 28, 2016

I spent a week at my aunt's house earlier this month. Her home has been a frequently visited peaceful retreat for me for well over a decade. It's profoundly quiet there, tucked away in a gentle corner of the Washington peninsula. At the end of her street, you can pick...

March 19, 2016

 Springtime means it's time to dive in, to activate, to thrust upwards and outwards, like seeds sprouting up from the soil into the light of day. What's more, 2016's vernal equinox is sandwiched between two energizing eclipses, which should mean "full speed ahead."

 

And...

March 1, 2016

While camping in the Mojave desert last week, I heard coyotes every night. Early in the night, while my friend and I drank our beverages of choice, we'd hear them far in the distance, their characteristic laughter-like yelps punctuating the silence of that vast place....

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