Guiding Image: A Graffiti Spraying Nun

I love this image of a graffiti spraying nun. My friend Andrea saw it on a birthday card and it made her think of me. It’s the perfect image to hold my intentions for the New Year. This year I aspire to be a creative force for good in the world, and to have a...

History, Poetry, Truth

“Poetry is nearer to truth than history.” -Plato I’ve been watching the news as the United States and Russia arm wrestle for control of the narrative of what is happening in world events.  As someone who first trained as an historian, and went on to...

It's Not That Complicated

There is so much to be dismayed about in the world, but one thing that encourages me is how more and more of us are starting to stand up for equality among people – for women and children and people of different genders and races and people with different...

Gadfly

“A gadfly is a person who upsets the status quo by posing upsetting or novel questions.” (Wikipedia) Plato first used the term to describe Socrates. I want to be one of those. Except that people tend to swat gadflies.  Or make them drink poison.   Or run...