Category Archives: conversations

Science, Silence and the Sound of Spirit

Two Poems by Jane Hirshfield   ON THE FIFTH DAY On the fifth day the scientists who studied the rivers were forbidden to speak or to study the rivers. The scientists who studied the air were told not to speak of … Continue reading

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Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405

I have been on the 405 many times at rush hour, and there where some days when the isolation and total lack of agency, except to inch the car forward at odd intervals, somehow relieved me of the need to … Continue reading

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Quiet Please! I Am Trying to Hear The Ghosts Behind The Scenery.

  I have always felt that there was a dialogue going on imperceptible to my inadequate senses like voices mumbling in another room, mumbling made up of light and waves and interruptions and strings of events, as if, with a … Continue reading

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Composing the Present: An Interview with John Cage

related interview with Cage http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/fa/2009/07/20090731_fa_02.mp3

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The Endless Curiosity of Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks was a completely unique and fascinating person on a passionate quest to understand the human experience in a scientific and empathetic way. One of my heroes, the world is a little less interesting without his continued explorations. Listening to … Continue reading

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February Dreams Part II

2/9/2014 Was it a deer or a horse? It did not matter; I had to cut it’s forelegs off just above the hooves with garden loppers. The large animal flopped to the ground and began writhing about with no hooves … Continue reading

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Dark Matter and Dinosaurs

I am fascinated by the way scientifically minded people approach the world as well as the things they discover and ponder. Krista Tippett asks some very insightful questions which produces a stimulating discussion about what goes on in Lisa Randall’s mind when … Continue reading

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