Moments of absurdity and the sublime, the fresh perspective, the novel, the sparkMANIFESTO:
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight… =^_^=DILEMNA:
Adorno wrote - “To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.”
I guess I’m looking for ways to maintain optimism in the face of the increasingly decentralized world we live in, both on a personal level and in terms of the current national politics.
Which begs the question: Is ambivalence/distance (being once/twice/totally removed - the dance between approach and avoidance) our only safety?SOLUTION:
A good night’s sleep can change the world.CAVEAT:
Had to learn the hard way that—–>
No good deed goes unpunished.INTERESTS:
The “sublime;” the search forauthenticity; the built environment &sustainability; drawing, painting, sculpture; DARPA Grand Challenge, robotics and military technology; public radio; design that stops you in your tracks; fontography; This American Life; classical civilizations; peace studies; public affairs and social justice; crossword puzzles; catching up on sleep; visiting more places in the world; meeting unique people with a story; becoming a better writer and visual artist.
- Santa Monica CollegeArt, 2011
- Loyola Marymount UniversityEnglish / Studio Arts, 1989 - 1994