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orna-b-raz's picture
Jan.08.2014
As students we never had enough money, so when we were accepted to graduate school at  the University of Toronto, getting there from Israel was a challenge. We looked for a cheap flight and were lucky: a year earlier in 1977, the British enterpreneur Freddy Laker started the first low-...
michael-seidel's picture
Oct.16.2013
Yesterday and today were challenging writing days.  The words were coming fine.  I just needed to grasp exactly what I was portraying.  Therein resides the challenge.  It's abstract and complex.  At issue, how to present the co-existence of realites and how I depict them...
ashen-venema's picture
Aug.04.2013
Starnbergersee     Two languages, two rhythms, two patterns, two spheres, two perceptions … last week I attended a re-union of my primary school class in Bavaria. Around 20 of us turned up.  The event included a ship ride on the lake that marks the geography of my childhood – ...
patricia-lantz's picture
Jul.08.2013
Last year a new series began on TNT. The name of the series, Perception, fascinated me enough that I began watching it.  Its story lines revolves around an eccentric neuroscience professor with paranoid schizophrenia, who, because of his "intimate" knowledge of human behavior and a masterful...
vincent-louis-carrella's picture
May.26.2013
Wind blows over the bone. The bone lies on the beach and the wind is strong enough to push the bone like a see-saw on a fulcrum of sand. The bone rocks back and forth in regular rhythm, in time with the wind, a metronome of sand and bone. There is sound to accompany the clockwork femur. The hissing...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.14.2013
As with any written word, I am intrigued by signatures. My own has caused banks and other institutions much confusion simply because I 'forget' a turn or twist there, or am in such a hurry to put my stamp on paper that the pen overtakes, leaving behind unwanted slashes and mysteriously-placed...
ashen-venema's picture
Oct.16.2012
Change is the only reliable constant. I sometimes wished I could pledge my life to a convincing reality. For me, what is derived from facts or beliefs in our culture often lacks a vital ingredient – the acceptance of the continuous process of harmony unfolding from cycles of necessary chaos...
andrew-q-lam's picture
May.12.2012
East and West far apart when it comes to egosCreated: 2012-5-9Author:Andrew Lam IN the age of Twitter, Skype, YouTube and Google, the space between East and West seems to compress and shrink.  But in the area of self-perception, there remains a psyche gap that can often be as wide as the...
ron-lavalette's picture
Apr.30.2012
He’d grown up on the eastern bank of the river, and had spent nearly sixty years travelling up and down that same bank, first south then north to the headwaters, marveling at its changing face as it altered over the miles and the seasons of his life. When his painter friend came to visit, they’d...
patricia-struntz's picture
Apr.22.2012
Early morning and at dusk I am especially charmed by birdsong. Sometimes on the way home from work, slowed by traffic on the two-lane road leading into town, I hear a riotous bird choir in a tree or their lilting calls over a vineyard. It always has the same affect on me –I am momentarily...