Permission

Writing.  In daily life it feels selfish.  We all have jobs, commitments, broken bones (yes, I’ll tell that story another time), and FAMILY.  We all have to give ourselves permission to “waste” hours that could have been better-spent cleaning house, studying up for a promotion, or going out with the kids.  In my case, having just separated, I feel the pressure to be both parents. … Continue reading Permission

For Art Focus: Photo/Synthesis

Some exhibits are so big I can barely walk through without a lunch break. Will Wilson’s Photo/Synthesis was not that huge physically. I didn’t need a sandwich. Photo/Synthesis was mammoth on my mind. It invigorated my curiosity, dismantled my preconceptions and surprised me with controversy–yeah, we’ll get to that. I came to see powerful portraits and found those plus… Featured image: Will Wilson (U.S., Navajo; b. … Continue reading For Art Focus: Photo/Synthesis

A pause

(Image by activist street artist Lmnopi. To view more of her amazing work, click here.) Amid all the hype and stress and overlapping political energies, I took time for an afternoon hike at L.A.’s Griffith Park. Life’s full of challenges.  If we maintain our calm center, they somehow seem less daunting.  Griffith Park is an oasis of peace in the midst of the busting metropolis. … Continue reading A pause