Writing in the New Year

As part of my emerging New Year commitments (I no longer list my NY resolutions in one shot and at the beginning of the year as I once did but let them emerge organically and with spirit) I am recommitting to my lifelong goal of writing more and writing better. Automatically, my thoughts go to…

Picasso & Process

Reading a museum catalog for a Picasso exhibit “Picasso from the Musee Picasso, Paris’ shown in 1980 at Walker Art Center, in Minneapolis, the city where I live.  I missed the exhibit by a full 16 years but glad I can enjoy the catalog and someday the originals in museums around the world. In an…

For the Future of Rural Communities

In my work, leading the Design for Community Resilience program in the University of Minnesota’s Center for Sustainable Building Research. I work with communities across Minnesota in assisting the design and implementation of their sustainable futures.  It is very rewarding work on many levels, not the least of which is the connection to the work…

A High Performance Life

‘What is my work in this lifetime about? What must I do with my life?’ These are questions I ask myself every once a while and watch the answers evolve. In a guided meditation a few years ago, I saw  a vision. It involved a path through a beautiful meadow that entered into a cave.…