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October 4, 2018

Dear Mr. Kavanaugh. My heart really goes out to you and your family for what you are currently enduring. I can only at present utter a general "Thank you" for contributing to our national dialogue around judicial temperament, sexual misconduct, maturity, forgiveness, a...

September 11, 2018

I've just landed in San Francisco. It's late at night, I'm staying in a collective living/hosting home in the Haight, and despite fatigue, this city always puts a pep in my step.

 Long periods of travel, especially being stuck on tarmacs or in TSA lines, tend to wear me...

May 11, 2018

In the autumn of 2009, I burned out. Like most enthusiastic people, I was still peddling in mid-air, not realizing why i had no traction in life. Then a few odd symptoms: a little jittery, energy spikes and flags, dark moods and withdrawing. By Thanksgiving, I couldn't...

August 18, 2017

Many of these writing focus on themes in the arts; but today i want to point towards quality of life, and speak to art in service of quality of life. That is, a great creative act is one in which we tune into the ways and means of connecting with joy, and that kind of...

August 3, 2017

One ambition close to my heart is to inspire and enchant your world. Featured above is a still from Disney's Fantasia, in the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies."

When I was a child, my older sister used to read to me a wonderful book called, "Flower Fairies." The book sp...

July 28, 2017

 There are times when life takes us down. We feel either beaten down, or fallen, or abandoned, or defeated or overwhelmed by grief and other hard feelings. Without ever wanting to, we end up walking through times when the answers aren't easy. Sometimes, there are no an...

July 26, 2017

The famous social catalyst Caroline Casey says that when we lose our senses we are also untouched by beauty. I had never considered that there was a relationship between "aesthetics" and its not-at-all obvious counterpart, "anaesthesia." I speak to this connection beca...

July 26, 2017

The greatest gift of art is to inspire love. Not just romantic love, which is terrific; but a deeper love, a kind of appreciation for beauty and order. This brings me to an odd category i call, "Planetary Art." By this, I mean the careful placement and construction of...

July 21, 2017

"Like lighting a fire in the middle of a frozen night," asserts community artist Lily Yeh, "art can bring a blighted community back to life." She should know. Yeh has worked in the slums of Philadelphia, in the backyards of Kenya, in the killing fields of Rwanda, and i...

July 21, 2017

 “Art washes away from the soul the dust of every day life.”  -- Pablo Picasso

While the word "art" does conjure images of paintings or sculptures by the greats, a key driving purpose for this blog is to identify and raise to light artistic processes that permeate...

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THE LIGHTBOX:  THEMES IN ART AND INSIGHT

"Lightbox" is a way to put themes into the light so that we can slow down and reap the understanding of subtle and powerful relationships between art, our psyches, and our communities.