Category Archives: Storytelling

Erotic Reconnections

Sniff and Sip — Sip and Sniff Taste is made for pairings — grounds you even more in the now more than smell : it’s on the tip of your tongue Taste is a sense that loves to be paired … Continue reading

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Three Badges for Basic Skills

I have given away nearly all my badges. There are three that I kept for a special occasion. This is it. To my constant reader and my appreciative audience: Orientation: A set of signposts that represent our need to ask … Continue reading

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bones to pick

At the ending… Brian Simoneau “The Fossil Record” https://www.briansimoneaupoet.com/ Until now I was never one of those kids obsessed with dinosaurs. Scientists say we find, with luck, maybe forty percent of a specimen’s bones and reconstruct the rest. […] Every … Continue reading

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First Lesson: Proper Names

T.H. White The Sword in the Stone Merlyn is not yet officially Wart’s tutor but the lessons have begun. Two points to capture the implications of this scene: 1) Arthur is nicknamed Wart, (rhymes with Art, short for his real … Continue reading

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Judith Kerr on Mog the Cat: images and words

From an episode of BBC’s Desert Island Discs https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07kjbsv At 22:55 into the interview Sue Lawley: The text and the pictures, your illustrations are very interwoven aren’t they? Sometimes one takes the narrative lead; sometimes the other. Kerr: I started … Continue reading

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Licking the Good Finger

This was making the rounds in 2000… it’s timeless in its wisdom. Des étudiants en médecine reçoivent leur premier cours d’anatomie avec un vrai corps humain. Ils sont tous réunis autour d’une table d’opération avec le corps recouvert d’un drap … Continue reading

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Dare I Teach a Peach?

Reading and participating in the discussion surrounding Kathleen Fitzpatrick‘s Generous Thinking made me primed. I immediately perked up to the possibilities of an analogy with scholars and librarians and teachers and farmers in David Mas Masumoto‘s description of a farmer’s … Continue reading

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actualization of the potential form

life writing writing life … Daphne Marlatt “writing in order to be” In Sp/elles: Poetry by Canadian Women edited by Judith Fitzgerald perhaps the motivation behind the push to new forms is the need to find a way of writing … Continue reading

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Thrown in the Way of the Mind

In conversation with Bonnie Devine about Indigenous objects in museum collections and the opening up of those collections to contemporary art practice, she made the point: every object has a story and a job to do I recorded that reflection … Continue reading

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Home Page — Paging Home

The Internet Archive Wayback Machine offers glimpses into one’s past like this home page from 2001 What you may ask is a home page? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_page A personal home page historically has served as a means of self-portrayal, job-related presentation, and … Continue reading

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