Fire and Rain: forces of nature

September 7th, 2011
Fire and Rain: forces of nature

I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain. I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end – James Taylor Yesterday I drove by my old homestead in Carson, New Mexico. There was an iridescent magpie perched on the branch of a dead tree in the middle of a stark, vast landscape. My house burned […]

What is Success? Part One: Success in Teaching in the Arts

April 28th, 2011
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When nothing is sure, everything is possible. ~Margaret Drabble I’ve had my share of wins in my two professions: art and teaching. Artist friends are often disbelieving that I keep on teaching, and put so much time into it. Teaching colleagues don’t understand why I am driven to still do all-nighters to finish work for […]