Last spring I traveled to Chiapas, Mexico to conduct trainings as part of a Digital Democracy project. Months later, I am still inspired every time I hear updates from our […]
I think it’s a very damaging mythology that has grown up around the idea of art being a product of pain, as opposed to being something that is created in spite of pain.
Yesterday morning I used skype credit to place a call to my friend Alex Eble, who is 12 time zones ahead of me, doing research in China this summer for […]
Yesterday began the #BedtimePoems experiment, with a lovely conversation with Brian, a friend from college. Despite keeping up with one another via Facebook and the occasional email, it’s actually been […]
I’m interested in how we can use communications technology to transcend the ordinary and forge moments of deep connection, in the context of our fast-paced, busy lives. Poetry occupies a […]
Without the Higgs field, as it is known, or something like it, all elementary forms of matter would zoom around at the speed of light, flowing through our hands like moonlight. There would be neither atoms nor life.
Physicists Find Elusive Particle Seen as Key to the Universe – by Dennis Overbye, NYT July 4, 2012
Most young women, even if they’re assertive and determined, still find themselves, in those forlorn in-between years, apologizing for themselves, blurting some muddled, half-finished thought and, finally, resolving to take […]
Sadness and gratitude swirled my heart when I learned of the passing of poet Adrienne Rich last week. Sadness at the passing of a woman whose influence has left such […]
Both literally & figuratively, Chiapas is the bridge between Mexico and central America. Mexico’s southern-most state, it has a curious and complicated history of politics, land tenure and cultural clashes. […]
Yesterday was the first summer share of the season. I felt like I had won the lottery putting it all in bags & bringing it home. All told: 1.5 dozen […]