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The Fox and the Hedgehog

Sometimes I am a fox, and sometimes I am a hedgehog. When I am a fox, I am restlessly curious. I nose about in the woods, finding one thing and another: mushrooms, moss, tree stumps. I want to smell everything. … Continue reading

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Putting My House In Order

My house is a mess. It doesn’t look that messy. Books are on the shelves, where they should be. Pillows are on the beds or sofas or armchairs. I can move around in it with relative ease. If a visitor … Continue reading

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Discovering Women Artists

I love discovering women artists I did not know about. It’s a little sad that the discovery so often seems to be online. I have spent a lifetime in museums, and I’ve seen so few women artists represented . . … Continue reading

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Morning in Budapest

This morning, I woke up in Budapest. It wasn’t exactly a surprise. I’ve been waking up in Budapest for almost a week now, since I arrived on a Swiss Air/Helvetica flight from Zurich. My luggage, probably tempted by the thought … Continue reading

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When I Used to Make Things

I remember when I used to make things. It wasn’t that long ago, really, although it feels as though it’s been a million years. I grew up making things. My grandmother taught me how, and then I taught myself. When … Continue reading

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Death of a Writing Teacher

His name was Tony, and he had been a mentor of mine since I had joined the Writing Program as a full-time faculty member. My promotion packets, both times I applied for promotion, were based on his, and both times … Continue reading

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Loving the Work

Recently, I wrote the following: The one thing you can always count on in life is your work. If you’ve found true, good work to do, it will always be there for you. If you put it aside for a … Continue reading

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