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People
Searching, Searching, Searching, Issue #19 - Connections It happened again. Out of the blue, I heard from a friend who had been gone from my life for decades. Pam and I lived in the same neighborhood from the third grade ...
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Time and Distance
We are used to measuring and marking distance with anything handy – foot, hand, thumb, stick, string – along with other secondary or abstracted references (like Marathon), displaying and understanding the inherently arbitrary assignment of length. It is true even ...
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Forty Years
We went to Hawai’i to celebrate Jaimie+Max’s wedding, and Keith+Emilia’s engagement, and also our forty-four years together. It was a wonderful confluence of love and commitment, in a beautiful setting conducive to the ideal of a shared life. I do ...
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humuhumunukunuku'āpua'a
There are three languages spoken on the islands: English, Hawai’ian and Pidgin. One is an imposition, another a reclamation, and the third is an invention. Here is the text of the recorded greeting and farewell that plays every half-hour at ...
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Hawai’ian Pidgin is just as much fun, and even more widely spoken, although we overheard it more than it was spoken to us. While called “Pidgin”, linguistically it is considered a creole language. Pidgin is an anglicized approximation of the ...
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April
OMG!           April 7 2019 Pamela C••••••••, is this you? Such a wonderful surprise to hear from you, on MUSE. Your comment was really touching, thanks ... My favorite (and persistent) memory of our girlhood and friendship is of the time we ...
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Interlude
8th grade graduation           APRIL 27 2019 Look what I found! I just had to send it to you. I recognize you, me, Donna K., Janet S., Joyce H., Paula K., Philip T., Richard A., Marianne Polom, Nancy Fitzgerald .... Is ...
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May
dribs and drabs           MAY 7 2019 Finally, Hello !  I have caught my breath after the big push to get MUSE out, yea! It's always another week to catch up on errands chores etc., and we had all the preparations ...
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The Middle of May
More!           MAY 17 2019 Hi again, here I am starting the next leg of the marathon - so much to say, so many questions to answer and ask! First, I am glad to hear Reva was her old self when ...
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May into June
Re:Re: More!           May 22 2019 Good morning!  I am taking a few minutes to write now, because for the next two weeks I will be busy busy busy with MUSE, and the holiday, and the girls and the kids and ...
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50+
This is for you, Pam! ...
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Paperwork
Happy Birthday Issue #11 - Collage see also Springfield Visioning Issue #11 - Collage Faraway so Close  Issue # 2 - Family ...
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Pliny's Villa
Playwrights give some direction regarding settings, accessories, and the placement and movement of people, but most of the visual nature of a play is left unsaid. Interpretation, and then realization of the physical aspects of a production are left to ...
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Curiouser and Curiouser
I am like Christopher (the main character in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) in these ways: I like puzzles. I am always looking for things to do that have (or can have) a puzzle to solve ...
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Precedented
Here I cite the main references for my design work previously presented in MUSE, to give credit where credit is due. Mirror Park - Design for Change Eugene, Oregon Panarchy - I adapted and applied the basic ideas of Panarchy ...
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Portraits
To The Strangers I Have Drawn On A Train Perhaps you will find my portraiture an encroachment, a violation of privacy, and perhaps you even think it unflattering in its realism. To the first I say yes, because portrayal of ...
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In The Field
I. I am asleep in the desert. I am dreaming this world and yet another. In which I am impossibly tall, resolutely female. My vision extends to the horizon. I see with an effortless, steady, dimensionless knowing. It is January ...
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Bay City
This is the presentation I made to residents and officials of Bay City, Oregon officials, in response to their request for a re-design of a vacant lot in the middle of the town. Proposal for Bay City Town Square and ...
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In The Field  (audio version)
On "the Easy Chair" hosted by Laura Hurwitz; Episode 140 This week: “In the Field." Returning guest author Deborah Zervas reads three vignettes about time spent in remote places. Her experience of the wild's simultaneous profound connectivity and separation inform ...
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Cuento
This is the name I wish were mine: Isabel Betancourt          It was my grandmother’s name, and it represents all that was lost to me as a child, and what I have recovered, am recovering.  What I ...
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Caribe
CaribeCollage:  Art papers on board.  3" x 5" was first exhibited at The Coffee Table, New Haven CT ‘LANDSCAPES: Before and After Barragán’ April 2002 Artist Statement ...
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