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David and Sufjan

After a logistical obstacle course, Steven and I drove to Richmond Tuesday to see our friend, David Stith, play with Sufjan Stevens.  We had a good dinner at the home of poet Ian Bodkin, fellow MFA candidate with me at … Continue reading

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Field trip to DC

Yesterday I rode a charter bus with Steven’s art students to Washington, DC, to visit art galleries.  Sun shone and the air was perfect for a long sweater.  I’ve learned, through decades of looking at art, that the best way … Continue reading

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Conversation with Grandma Davis

Today, on her birthday, I called my grandma, and enjoyed a wide-ranging talk about the family gossip, literature, magazines she reads (The Smithsonian and National Geographic), television, writing, her hearing aids, and handicapped accessibility.  As usual, I enjoyed her witty … Continue reading

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On Contradiction

I read this passage today in David Jauss’s excellent book on the writing craft, Alone With All That Could Happen, in which he quotes Simone Weil: ” ‘We are only certain,’ she says, ‘about what we do not understand.’ The … Continue reading

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Traces of Tralfamadore

Traces of Tralfamadore Farm, an installation piece that found a home in 2008 at the Davison Gallery of Roberts Wesleyan College, arose out of an apprenticeship with fiber artist and farmer, Nancy Slye.  I’m working on an essay linking the … Continue reading

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