The Pink Moment

Sunday evening I was sitting on a bench overlooking the Delaware River sharing a tall Negro Modelo (leftover from our byob Peruvian lunch) with a good friend. We were deep into a meaningful conversation when puffy pink clouds started to float over the mountain across the river. A few of Read More…

Magic Gardens, Magic Night

Art should not be segregated in museums; it needs to live free among us. – Isaiah Zagar (creator of the installation that is Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens) The wound is the place where light enters you. – Rumi To a dull mind all of nature is leaden. To the illuminated mind Read More…

Dipping into Dream World

During a World Cafe interview, Tracy Grammer relayed how her late husband, Dave Carter, explained his songwriting process. I’m paraphrasing, but Dave had said to Tracy something like: I always have one foot in the dream world. I call this state Writer’s Mind, or whatever mind applies to your art Read More…

Magic Gardens & the (Dis)Appearing Self Trick

Art enables us to lose ourselves and find ourselves at the same time. – Thomas Merton What is the one thing you, and only you, can do in an uncommon way? Make art, get lost, experience art, find yourself – all at once or here and there. Use what’s right Read More…