Category Archives: my museum of inspiration

The Universe is a Messy Place to Play . . .

“The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum morbid phenomena of the most varied kind come to pass.” Prison Notebooks, Antonio Gramsci Art by and Photo credit: … Continue reading

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Video: Adrienne Rich reads “What Kind of Times Are These?”

Originally posted on Vox Populi:
. Adrienne Rich reads her poem “What Kind of Times Are These.” Filmed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Adrienne Cecile Rich (1929 – 2012) was an American poet and essayist who was an…

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Women Will Always Be Rising: A Force Like the Sun, Unstoppable.

Sofonisba Anguissola (1535-1625) was a fortunate young Italian woman in that her enlightened father endeavored to educate all seven children – including the girls – in the best humanistic tradition. Although several of her sisters also painted, it quickly became clear … Continue reading

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A Balanced View into a New Year.

A New Year’s Perspective: John Steinbeck on Good and Evil, the Necessary Contradictions of the Human Nature, and Our Grounds for Lucid Hope By Maria Popova Speaking of the happy new year, I wonder if any year ever had less … Continue reading

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Supporting a Wave of Creativity

The arabesque is, rather obviously, not a position that can be held for any prolonged length of time. Balanced on the tip of one foot, the ballerina gives her audience a momentary glimpse of the arabesque, and then she is … Continue reading

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An Initial Attempt to Come to Terms with 2016 : A Poem, 2 Quotes, and A Song

To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, … Continue reading

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Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

I can’t remember when I first heard a Lucinda Williams’ song or what it was, but I know that every time I hear her sing she makes me stop and take a breath. In every one of her songs there … Continue reading

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