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Writing About Painting

I’ve found myself in an odd place with my new novel The Arrowsmith’s Daughter. The story deals with Buddhism and artists and was influenced by the many connections in the mid-century art scene between Buddhist philosophy and minimalist/abstract art. The novel takes place in modern time but the back story involves a fictional famous painter […]

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Watching Snow Melt

A 56 degree sunny day in March is a real gift after this brutally cold winter. Knowing we’re looking at a ferocious winter storm for tomorrow with 40 mph winds, 20″ of snow and temps dropping into the single digits, makes it even more so. I took a walk up to the reservoir in Highland […]

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Bus Excursion: Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) and negative ions

This Sunday, with its record-breaking warmth for mid-November, seemed like a perfect day to take a trip I’d been thinking about for awhile. Grab a Portland bus, ride through the ghetto, cross into Irondequoit and get off at Sea Breeze to walk through the park and along the beach to my mother’s neighborhood. A lovely […]

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