June 25, 2018

About four years ago, our next door neighbors decided to take down the decrepit, knee-high fence between our properties. We all know, as Robert Frost said in “Mending Walls,” that “good fences make good neighbors,” but our little wire fence was an eye sore and we were...

June 18, 2018

All over Bali, we saw canag sari, little hand made baskets of freshly picked flowers, sometimes with a few noodles or other food. These little offerings are put out early in the morning in temples, on statues, at door steps and the floor of store entrances. This Hindu...

June 11, 2018

Completing a Ph.D dissertation taught me determination, a quality I've carried into my creative life. Things go wrong. They don't work they way I expected. They don't work at all. What to do about it? Before the dissertation, I would have thrown in my hand in and said,...

June 8, 2018

Yes, I went to the Flaming Lips concert in Ogden last night.

No, I'm not familiar with their music. 

Yes, I had a great time. 

There were a lot of us. The amphitheater was packed, and it was great fun to see all the people having a good time. The crowd was friendly and co...

June 7, 2018

I recently bought a copy of “Speck: A Curious Collection of Uncommon Things” by Peter Buchanan-Smith at a library book sale. I'd never heard of the book or the author.

What a treasure for those of us interested in creativity. The book is composed of collections people h...

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