How do you think one gets to be a Nobel laureate?

It’s been a while since I last posted about mindfulness. But some of you might remember me having a few gurus: Jon Kabat-Zinn: for his down-to-earth practical approach to emotional life. (“As long as you’re still breathing, there is more right than wrong with you, no matter how ill or how hopeless you may feel.”)…

two interesting notes on painting and a personal comment

a short follow up on Les Bluets these words on Mitchell Philip Hartigan: Painting is its own justification. Lydia Davis: I became willing to allow aspects of the painting to remain mysterious, and I became willing to allow aspects of other problems to remain unsolved as well, and it was this new tolerance for, and…

… in the silences between words

Michelle Aldredge at Gwarlingo has just published a very fine post on Christian McEwan. You can read the post here!  Christian McEwen was born in Britain, and now lives in Northampton, MA. Over the past two decades, she has taught poetry and creative writing at the New School in New York City; Williams College and Smith…