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Hanging Pictures, Hanging Out

When was the last time you went to a barn raising? How about a threshing party? Or even a quilting circle? Coming together for shared work is an idyllic vision of our agrarian past, as alien to contemporary life as … Continue reading

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The Primacy of Horizontal Space

How far will you walk over rather than down? How much farther will you walk over rather climb up?   As an architect who designed large, multi-story buildings, I learned early on to locate physical spaces that have important connections … Continue reading

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Update from Mildred, Fresh Pond Owl

Location. Location. Location. The real estate attribute so dear to humans applies to us owls as well. Less than a month ago I hooted the advantages, and annoyances, of nesting at Fresh Pond. Now I find myself indebted to that … Continue reading

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Individual Responsibility / Societal Responsibility

There’s a passing quote in Rachel Aviv’s recent article “The Edge of Identity” (The New Yorker April 2, 2018) that stopped me short. In 2008, Hannah Upp, a vivacious, engaging woman, experienced a dissociative fugue. Fugue is the medical/psychological term … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Benefits Bestowed by Failed Technology

The chasm between technology’s glittering promise to liberate humans from drudgery and the more commonplace reality of technology rendering us incompetent in our objectives through opaque algorithms or mis-struck keystrokes, is simply too commonplace to deem blog-worthy. We all feel … Continue reading

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Tomorrow! Live! On Stage!

Everyone is invited to the first public reading of my new play… Staged reading of How Will We Live Tomorrow? 7:30 p.m. on Thursday May 3, 2018 at Boston Playwright’s Theatre – 949 Commonwealth Ave – Boston, MA Admission: FREE!

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Sit Still

Is there any more gruesome punishment these days than having to sit still, and listen? I’m beginning to believe we simply can no longer do it. I’m old school. When I go to a performance, I arrive on time, take … Continue reading

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