Pt. 5/31 in the Moon Cycle blog series. This week, I had the pleasure of penning a guest column for On Being, the Peabody-Award-Winning radio show & website which explores the central questions of what it means to be human & how we choose to… Read More
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 local partners. These slideshows tell the story of what we worked on, and what the… Read More
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 his PhD in Economics. When I reached him, he told me he was in a… Read More
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 probably eight or so years since we spoke in real-time! We caught up briefly on… Read More
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 special place in my heart, but poetry doesn’t always occupy the space I would like… Read More
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 up less space. I read this review of Girls on the New York Times because… Read More
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 an indelible imprint on my understanding of the world, and gratitude for the long and… Read More
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. It’s also an incredibly beautiful land of jungle and mountain highlands, both ecologically and culturally… Read More