From the category archives:

Revive

Your face will shine through all our tears. Thank you, Pete Seeger.

February 4, 2014

It’s the mid-‘90s and I’m in the old kitchen of the Red House—summer sunlight slants in and music spills from a little boom box. “Sailin’ up,” Pete Seeger’s voice sings into this room we’re all hanging out in together, and my cousin Bill echoes, “Sailin’ up.” “Up.” “Down.” “Down.” “Up.” “Up and down the river. […]

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God says yes to me

January 10, 2014

God says yes to me I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic and she said yes I asked her if it was okay to be short and she said it sure is I asked her if I could wear nail polish or not wear nail polish and she said honey she calls […]

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January First

January 1, 2014

January First – Octavio Paz   The year’s doors open like those of language, toward the unknown. Last night you told me: tomorrow we shall have to think up signs, sketch a landscape, fabricate a plan on the double page of day and paper. Tomorrow, we shall have to invent, once more, the reality of […]

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Thanks, Neil, you made my day

November 27, 2013

Found and borrowed from here, while trying to find this quote, paraphrased here, from James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: “I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my […]

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Kindness

November 14, 2013

Kindness Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go so you know how desolate the landscape can be between the regions of kindness. […]

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yup

November 10, 2013

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nothing says “the holidays” like nepotism

November 9, 2013

…and what more appropriate time to celebrate my family than as Thanksgiving approaches. Halloween is behind us, and I am in no way encouraging any of you to put up Christmas decorations. All in good time. (It has been fun to scheme and dream about the perfect Hanukkah/Thanksgiving fusion menu. I propose latkes with Mama […]

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Chocorua

November 7, 2013

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The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart

November 5, 2013

The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart How astonishing it is that language can almost mean, and frightening that it does not quite. Love, we say, God, we say, Rome and Michiko, we write, and the words get it all wrong. We say bread and it means according to which nation. French has no word for […]

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make more art

October 29, 2013

I had so much fun at the NH Arts Education Conference working on this project below with a whole bunch of lovely people including the Three Musketeers, who may in fact not have been Musketeers at all, but three of The Five Chinese Brothers, each with a trick up his sleeve. Thanks, John, Mark, Bob […]

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