Day 0: Catalyst 2019 – Boat Cultures

Teaching  Catalyst 2019: Extended Communities of Practice with colleagues in the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota. My focus is on teaching related to Boat Cultures and the intersection that emerges from rural Minnesota – small town of Milan which has a large Micronesian population, on an area settled by Norwegian/Scandinavians on what…

Art Collab: Week 4

The artist’s journey may be solitary on one hand but it thrives on camaraderie and inspired company. Cecilia Ramon is an artist and dear friend and we are continuing our collaborative exploration together. Every week that we can, one of us will send the other some inspiration in the form of an excerpt from a…

Creative Writing – At the Fair

Last Fall, two university colleagues and I reconnected reminiscing of some creative projects we’d done together that involved writing and design. Those memories of creative productivity sparked an idea for another collaboration. What if, we chose an art one of us had created and then all three would do creative writing in response to that…

Art Collab: Week 3

The artist’s journey may be solitary on one hand but it thrives on camaraderie and inspired company. Cecilia Ramon is an artist and dear friend and we are continuing our collaborative exploration together. Every week that we can, one of us will send the other some inspiration in the form of an excerpt from a…

Art Collab: Week 2

The artist’s journey may be solitary on one hand but it thrives on camaraderie and inspired company. Cecilia Ramon is an artist and dear friend and we are embarking on a collaborative exploration together. Every week one of us will send the other some inspiration in the form of an excerpt from a poem, a…

Art Collab: Week 1

The artist’s journey may be solitary on one hand but it thrives on camaraderie and inspired company. Cecilia Ramon is an artist and dear friend and we are embarking on a collaborative exploration together. Every week one of us will send the other some inspiration in the form of an excerpt from a poem, a…

Deep Being

Last weekend two events I experienced converged in my consciousness. Have you experienced times when unrelated events you’ve experienced connect and together offer yet new insights,  new possibilities for action in connection to each other? In a busy life with so many activities, it is exciting when seemingly disparate events connect. The world is actually…