Weekly Issue

Issue #25 - Reprise
This week in MUSE - Reprise 2019 has been rich in family, friends, gatherings, celebrations, discoveries, and work. This week in MUSE I’ve reprised the past year’s writings and artwork in five new collections, to showcase different, and deeper understandings ...
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Issue #24 - Artwork
ISSUE #24: This week in MUSE:   ARTWORK that variously explores, reveals, and discusses time, selfhood, touch, color, and the nature of art CONTENTS: • Artist Statement • Time and Distance • The Green Monster • Early Work • Color Studies ...
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Issue #23 - Observations and Reflections
ISSUE #23: This week in MUSE:   Observations and reflections on the ways we are made CONTENTS: • Persuasion • Hypotheosis III • a la carte • Mustard • The Artist’s Eye-Hand-Heart NEWS AND NOTES: Recommended: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center 11th ...
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Issue #22 - Hawai'i - Part II
ISSUE #22: This week in MUSE:   Hawai'i - Part II CONTENTS: • Smooth and Rough and Smooth • Kaua'i • The Story of Chocolate • Forty years • E ku'u aloha NEWS AND NOTES: Recommended: Mangoes LAKA Geology of Kaua'i ...
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Issue #21 - Hawai'i - Part I
ISSUE #21: This week in MUSE:   Hawai'i - Part I CONTENTS: • Leaving • Blue Hawai'i • The Big Island • humuhumunukunuku'āpua'a • Talk Story • Nēnē NEWS AND NOTES: Recommended: Ledward Kaapana in Concert.Hawai’ian Slack Key Guitar Music, Library ...
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Issue #20 - Letters from Pam
ISSUE #20: This week in MUSE:   Letters From Pam Three months of correspondence with a long-lost friend. CONTENTS: • April • Interlude • May • The Middle of May • May into June NEWS AND NOTES: Two Interesting article on ...
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Issue #19 - Connections
ISSUE #19: This week in MUSE: Connections .... New, old, renewed. Lost, found, discovered. Reimagined, revised, recast. CONTENTS: • Searching, Searching, Searching, • In the Spirit of Things • 50+ • Destinos’ Children • The Rewrite NEWS AND NOTES: Listen ...
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Issue #18 - Faulkner
ISSUE #18: This week in MUSE: Faulkner, and a little more ... CONTENTS: • Unforgotten • Resonance • Blood Simple • Upcoming • Dante, and not... NEWS AND NOTES: Some of you noticed – I took a month off. It’s ...
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Issue #17 - Health
ISSUE #17: This week in MUSE: Reflections on Health and Wellness. CONTENTS: • All the News that Isn't • Ideal Patient Redux • What I Do (& Don't) • Food for Thought • Sport of Nature • Life without Plastics ...
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Issue #16 - Work
ISSUE #16: This week in MUSE: Meditations on the nature and value of Work. CONTENTS: • Emotional Labor • Fan_of_KathyFan • Creative Work • To Do • Aquarian NEWS AND NOTES: Here is a great quote by Aaron Copland about ...
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Issue #15 - The Best of MUSE 2018
The Best of MUSE 2018 CONTENTS: • Essays • Landscape • Memoir • Theory and Practice • Sculpture • More Essays • Ideas • Paperwork NEWS & NOTES: This one-year anniversary of MUSE is an opportunity to re-group and re-present ...
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Issue #14 - Storytelling
ISSUE #14:  Storytelling This week in MUSE I delve into the sister crafts of writing and storytelling. CONTENTS: • Emily and Me, part II • Prisoners • The Play's The Thing • Pliny's Villa NEWS AND NOTES: Recommended: The Poems ...
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Issue #13 - Atypical
ISSUE #13:  Atypical This week - All about me - some candid revelations and reflections. CONTENTS: • Selfie • Curiouser and Curiouser • Color Studies I • Emily and Me • Color Studies II • Neurotypicality and Ethics • Hypotheosis ...
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Issue #12 - Gardens
ISSUE #12: Gardens The starting point for this issue was seeded by a recent Chapter & Verse theme - “garden”. The pieces quickly expand into thoughts on human relations, design protocols, predilections, and rationales, and the ethics that inform my ...
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Issue #11 - Collage
ISSUE #11: Collage has always intrigued me. Over the years I have used collage in a variety of ways – to express the poetics of design, for commemorating special days with cards, and to portray landscape, still life and interior ...
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Issue #10: Hand, Head and Heart
This week in MUSE: Part II of a Categories showcase, with more projects that demonstrate my favorite types of thinking and turn(s) of mind. Contents: •  Hypotheosis •  Public Space in the New American City •  Just Jerusalem •  British ...
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Issue #9 - Heart, Head and Hands
ISSUE #9: This issue is a showcase of MUSE Categories, that illustrate my favorite ways to think and create. CONTENTS: • INTJ-A • How to Riff When Cooking • Portraits • Parterre de Temps • Design Charette • Learning Styles ...
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Issue #8 - Body of Work
ISSUE #8: This week in MUSE: Body of Work, A gathering of my figural sculptures made and exhibited over the years ... Mostly pictures! Eve and Girl As Mother To The Woman (posted in past issues) are two other works ...
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Issue #7 - Isolations of Space and Time
ISSUE #7: This week in MUSE: Isolations of Space and Time, a meditation on humankind’s place and role in the cosmos. CONTENTS: • Isolations of Space and Time • Invasion • Immigration • Inundation • Emanation • Balance • Eve ...
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Issue #6 - In The Field
This week: the recollections, thoughts, and journey of a former geologist. CONTENTS: • In The Field • To Tell a Story • Desert Landscapes • Because NEWS & NOTES: Recommended reading: Stephen J. Gould wrote beautifully about the geological subfield ...
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Issue #5 - Community
This week’s selections reflect on community and it’s expression in the built environment. CONTENTS: • Eld Street Revives! • Quilts • The Genius of Place • Bay City • Funk It Up NEWS AND NOTES: Highly recommended:  Andrew Sullivan, writing ...
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Issue #4 - Friends and Neighbors
ISSUE #4: This week in MUSE: a story about territory and values, a bit of expert advice, a recipe for a warm dish to share, and a few of my friends .... CONTENTS: • Aviary • Bad Neighbor • aggregation ...
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Issue #3 - Home
ISSUE #3: This week’s featured designs and art consider ideas that shape the meaning of home. CONTENTS: • Home for the Aged • Before and After • Attic • Stanley’s Yard • After Barragan NEWS AND NOTES: I sat in ...
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Issue # 2 - Family
ISSUE #2: This week’s selections are about Family - the ways we understand it, foster it, ensure and grow it .... and about those we include and claim, and those who claim us. CONTENTS: • Kin • Family Final 4 ...
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Issue #1 - Love and Language
ISSUE #1: This week's posts celebrate language and love, and the worlds they create. CONTENTS: • Cuento • Girl is Mother to the Woman • Native Speaker • De Espaldas • Caribe NEWS AND NOTES: If you would like to hear ...
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Introducing MUSE
Welcome to MUSE, where you will find writings, designs and artwork that document all the things I think about, and all the ways I explore them. To begin I’ll post groupings of my work organized by an idea or theme.  ...
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