Moonrise in Ferry County

December 11, 2011
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Quiet Shift

March 6, 2011

What an amazing morning. Something has definitely shifted! Overnight, it seems, the morning air has changed. Bird song, which has been mostly absent all winter. And the sunlight was warmer—the tones were warmer, the rays felt more warm on my body, even though the ambient temperature was what it’s been for a week, near 20°F. [...]

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The Makings of Friendships

March 3, 2011

Somehow I’ve acquired a cadre of spectacular friends. I’ll give myself some credit for this collection, because about ten years ago I made a specific decision to take better care of my friendships, and turned more attention to friends. But that is not the whole of it. I dunno. I suppose I am just fortunate. [...]

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Presentation Boxes

February 28, 2011

I’ve been short-listed! Another artist and I concocted an idea for an installation at the upcoming Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, and we submitted a proposal a few weeks ago. Today an email arrives: I am writing to you to tell you that your submission to SEAF has been put on the short list of works [...]

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2010, A Year of My Life

December 29, 2010

I am a quiet girl, prone to moving through life at a turtle’s pace and to doing things at small, detailed levels. I am not one for making big splashes, yet I know I can have profound effects. Nevertheless, when I look back at my life, sometimes I feel like I haven’t done much; the [...]

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Timber (Mis) Management

November 10, 2010

These trees are a representative sample of what remains in an area which was clear-cut about five years ago. A man named Mark McBroom bought this property, logged it, and then left. Turn 180° from looking at this clear-cut stand and this is what you will see: These acres were selectively harvested, using practices for [...]

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Super Cool Weird Life

November 8, 2010
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I love my woods

October 25, 2010

I don’t know how I could forget, but I did. I forgot how much I enjoy walking through my woods. Any woods, actually, but right now especially my woods. Funny. Somehow in the last two months I had not gotten up to my 30-acre woods, not until just two weeks ago. Getting “NO HUNTING” signs [...]

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As Seen in Los Angeles

September 10, 2010

Perhaps it’s the associations I hold from my childhood that make me find mid-century California architecture so charming. Even the empty auto lots seem special somehow. In the 1960s my father was building concrete warehouses, using a construction technique that at the time was quite new: tilt-up. Dad and his brother were in high demand [...]

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Some of the Flock

September 4, 2010
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