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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.

February 17, 2016

Much of astrology is a study of layers of cycles. Cycles repeat, and thus they are rhythmic. They create a pulse to our lives as individuals, and also to the life of our species and our home planet. We can touch one layer of these rhythms by tracking the moon through i...

February 8, 2016

Listening is a deeply personal experience. It is a matter of our brain translating soundwaves into an experience of sonic perception. Our mental bedrock of proclivities combines with our attentiveness to hone in on certain sonic stimulae and fade or altogether ignore o...

January 19, 2016

Weather forms one of the backdrops of our lives. Much of the time, it's a relatively constant state - a warm season, a wet season, and so on. But there are moments when the winds carry a dramatic shift into our midst - a great storm erupts, utterly transforming our env...

January 11, 2016

Every so often, my ears wake up, and when they do, I hear things I've never heard before. My eyes do this too, and suddenly I see things I've never noticed before - or see in a way I've never been able to perceive before.

 

Some of these awakenings have happened spontane...

December 21, 2015

Tales of two gardens:

A few years ago, I inherited an old, derelict raspberry patch in the yard outside of my apartment. I weeded it, applied compost and mulch, pruned and tied it, and hauled water to it twice a week. It was peaceful there for a while, but then some bul...

December 7, 2015

"What's your growth edge?" I had just met a woman for the first time at a party, and after we exchanged names and vocations, this was her first question to me. I don't know what I told her, or if what I told her actually was my "growth edge," but if I met her now, this...

November 21, 2015

They say that all who wander are not lost, but from my eight years of experience as a wanderer, I tasted plenty from the cup of lostness. I was lost without any sense of direction a few times, and although these experiences were frightening, the Way was eventually reve...

November 15, 2015

 I listened to rain for the better part of twenty years. Rain is endlessly sonically interesting as drops of water produce a synchronous infinity of tones, pulses and rhythms. It wasn't just a matter of listening to rain in various intensities falling on multitudes of...

October 21, 2015

 I have always loved the small and subtle - those things that are smaller in size, but also quieter, easily overlooked, unnoticed, unheard. I love to hear the burried sounds in the music that lay beneath the overt melodies - the sounds that create the atmosphere in whi...

September 27, 2015

A musician's ears "wake up" to different layers of listening-awareness throughout their musical life. In nearly forty years of musical engagement, my ears have had a number of a-ha's, but the one that haunts me to this day occurred thirteen years ago, when I realized I...

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