Taking refuge in the forest Amidst the tall redwoods Majestic protectors Of all things living. Their cracked brown skin Brings to mind my brown ancestors Still alive among these trees Centuries after centuries. Their resilience exemplary Their strength legendary They’ve overcome severe hardships With awe-inspiring dignity. Settling deeper into the peace I hear them call … Continue reading Forest Refuge (Poem)
When I finished radiation, I sank into grief, and became acutely aware of the fragility of life, and the human heart. It was clear that my body had suffered a great deal. But I also viscerally realized that my heart had been beaten up and terrified by cancer treatment. One night, I felt inspired to … Continue reading Letter to My Forgotten Heart
I felt the oaks’ embrace, The gentle acceptance Of their long branches, Brush over me tenderly And whisper in my ears, You are safe here You belong here. And my body relaxed And my fears surrendered, I felt held in kindness. Was I an oak in a previous life? I feel a kindred connection With their … Continue reading Solace Among Oaks (Poem)
With all our technology prowess, almighty analytics and big data galore we failed to predict the results of the presidential election. It is a sobering lesson for the media. It is a sobering lesson for data science. It is sobering lesson for politicians. It is a sobering lesson for every one of us. Whether we … Continue reading We Missed the Inner Voter
Pollock's Lucifer now resides at Stanford University and is welcoming visitors. The news is of significance to everyone for reasons described in this article. Lucifer, the crown jewel of the Anderson Collection, moved to Stanford with a retinue of 120 colorful accomplices he's befriended while living at the Andersons' residence. The whole gang is now … Continue reading The Magic of the Anderson Collection
Janet Echelman's TED talk touched me at many levels. As an artist and an engineer seeking to reconcile my passions. As an entrepreneur and art advocate seeking to expand art appeal to new audiences. And as a human being seeking inspiration and awe. I was particularly stirred by the tale of the Phoenix lawyer who … Continue reading TED Weekends: Art Inspires
As the country awaits the presidential election, suspense and tension hover like thick fog blankets over San Francisco bay. Voters from both sides are seeking reassuring signs. Campaign teams feverishly look for ways to secure additional votes and lure undecided voters. Online polls proliferate, bringing comfort or alarm to those who read them repeatedly. The … Continue reading Can Music Predict Voter Behavior?