A few paths up the same mountain

I started this blog a little more than a year ago. Would you like to know why? It’s because I had failed, for the umpteenth time, to get any of the various jobs I had applied for in my field (this time I had applied for a creative writing instructor position at a university in […]

On Gifts and the Given

It’s been ages since I’ve made time for this poor neglected blog of mine. Not that I haven’t thought about it: I have. But life, as it does, has gotten in the way. Still, I want to make space to be here every now and then, tapping out the tentative thinking that arises each day, […]

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day—a day to celebrate women, but also to call attention to the fact that women are still “poorer and less powerful than men in every country in the world” (UN report, “Progress of the World’s Women 2011: In Pursuit of Justice”). So it’s a good day to think about this, and […]

On imperfection

I think it will be the nature of these posts to be a bit rushed, certainly imperfect. I don’t know yet what their value might turn out to be. But I suspect their primary value will have to do, precisely, with imperfection.

Winter forest photo by Jonathan Martin-DeMoor

I’m testing a theory, by creating […]