Writing Like Breathing or Eating or Walking

Girl Writing Painting by Robert Tracy

If you could master any writing style, how would you want to write? Sparsely and vigorously, like Hemingway? Magically and enchantingly like Gabriel Garcia Marquez? Flamboyantly like Shakespeare? Tersely like those American crime writers? Impressionistically, like Chekhov? Playfully and inventively like Emily Dickinson? With your pen filled not with ink but with love, like Neruda? … Continue reading Writing Like Breathing or Eating or Walking

The World Within Us

inner world watercolor painting woman portrait profile

The sun rising over the trees and infusing them with light is a wonderful sight. But what of the forest of neurons with their axon and dendrite branches forming together the neuronal landscape that sustains our thoughts and emotions? A cascade and the river into which it flows are awe-inspiring, a scene worth traveling to … Continue reading The World Within Us

In Praise of Water

It’s everywhere around us. It takes the shape of everything it surrounds. It flows and it freezes and it rains and it snows. It’s so common that we don’t mind spilling it. Or letting it flow from the tap while we soap our hands or brush our teeth. And once we wash in it, we … Continue reading In Praise of Water