found-art tuesday : memory

I was delighted to reconnect with my high school art teacher on Facebook recently, and to receive this contact sheet (what's that? I can imagine Tess asking) from him via email yesterday. Ah, to see myself at 18, the age my oldest daughter, Emma, is now. A page of...

Because I, too, have a dream.

I am reposting this on the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Because I, too, have a dream. I have found as I’ve made my way into adulthood in this life of mine, that I share his dream. And I have dreams of...

remembering katrina.

This week marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. To mark this solemn date, I am reposting two essays I wrote as I watched from a distance the terrible situation deepen in New Orleans. Consider yourself part of the solution (first posted August 31, 2005) “In...

thinking thursday.

(I see Johnny Depp got the copy of my new book I sent him. Smile) mind :: my brain and yours Get out the yoga mat. Yoga protects the brain from depression, says a new study: "Researchers have found that three sessions of the exercise a week can help fight off...

poetry wednesday : you must make your own map.

A Map to the Next World-Joy Harjo for Desiray Kierra Chee In the last days of the fourth world I wished to make a map for those who would climb through the hole in the sky. My only tools were the desires of humans as they emerged from the killing fields, from the...