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…

The Tiny

Perhaps because I spent many hours at the Minnesota State Fair yesterday, a wonderful 10 day event attended by a few million people that embodies excess (people, animals, food, toys, waste, you name it) the notion of ‘the tiny’ is on my mind today. Minimalism has been in on my mind for a while now…

Eating the ‘Doughnut’ of Economics

Every once a while an idea or a set of ideas comes along, usually in the form of a book, that changes everything for me.  It’s an exhilarating and unsettling feeling of things deeply shifting  in the brain as a reconfiguration of past knowledge occurs in reference to the new set of ideas.   Status…

RBG

Last Thursday night, in a theater near my neighborhood I watched the film ‘RBG’ on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life. It lifted my spirits. The decisions from the US Supreme Court in the past few days have held riveted attention of the nation. As a US citizen who was once an immigrant, I have been following…

Emerging Partnership

One of the best things that happened to me a few years ago was to be connected with like-minded academic colleagues who are doing work in the field of Partnership Studies and being invited to serve on the Editorial Board of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies(IJPS).  For the 2015 Issue for which I was guest…

Discovery via the Arts of Japan

Sunday was another day of volunteering the at the Mia (Minneapolis Institute of Art) – it was my second time this weekend. On Saturday I led a tour with two other CIF (Collection In Focus) Guides on “Taste of Asia” focused on objects from Japan, Korea and China. The visiting group was about 45 students…