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Blog: Force Fullness

THE SENSE OF PUSH. AND PULL. AND PLAY. Sometimes, in the strength of the passionate moment, the voice of the impassioned telling — accentuating the potent momentum — there’s a need for force. FORCE ACTIVATES. And force can captivate. Enchantment: As the energy passes...

Blog: The Turn of the Gesture

The Beauty of the Mindless Walking a construction site, I was studying the siting notes and install corrections. What I note, in watching the drawings, writings and notations of others is that in that sense of mindlessness. The doodle, the swirl, the twist, the check...

Blog: Light

In the spirit of light, storytelling illumination. The character of what can be seen, in scene, the drama of Light. As an intensely curious person — a person that seeks out answers by finding the people that build things, do things, make things, one of my...

Blog: The symbolism of the circle

I’d written a couple of weeks back about the enso, the zenga brush-drawn circles of the Zen masters, as a statement of satori and the enlightened condition. There’s more, to the notion of the symbology of the circle, as a gesture of containment and...