Nostalgia Musing 3 – regarding l’amour – continued and done, as we know it

LISSA'S VERSION “the few people who have truly passed through us and us through them, until the dreams, images, memories are past sorting out, these people become precious links to our continuity.” -Gail Sheehy My nostalgia had been acting up all summer, coloring my escapades with love, sex, and life choices.  I had recently ended... Continue Reading →


Nostalgia Study, Musing # 2: Love

They gathered at the house in the woods. Three women, friends now for nearly twenty years. They had met in high school – still children, really – but when they remembered back, it didn’t seems so. They seemed always to have been marvelously the same as they were still. In the time since then, two... Continue Reading →


Everywhere, as far as the eye could reach, there was nothing but rough, shaggy, red grass, most of it as tall as I was… As I looked about me I felt that the grass was the country, as the water is the sea. The red of the grass made all the prairie the color of... Continue Reading →

On Education and Interpretation

Last fall I accompanied a group of graduate students from Columbia University’s school of architecture on a research trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their semester’s task was to design potential new schools for Congo. The class was inspired by economist Jeffrey Sachs, who argues that education is one of the five key areas... Continue Reading →

U2, US, and the Oil Spill

On occasion I attend a lecture series that hosts artists, thinkers, inventors, and innovators showcasing their work. So far, nearly everything presented has been either a critique of some social phenomenon – such as the sharp and funny performances of Clarina Bezzola - or born of an effort to solve some problem – like Music... Continue Reading →

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