Anything Gives

Reflective entryway to Garrison Institute building, New York.  Have you ever noticed how an image seen during the day can spark a line of prose? And then other completely unrelated images spark another line or two, often in the same day? If we don’t write/draw these...

Meditation and The Saint John’s Bible

“The continuous process of remaining open and accepting of what may reveal itself through hand and heart on a crafted page is the closest I have ever come to God.” .”  Donald Jackson Artistic Director, The Saint John's Bible While at a recent Tergar...

Going Zen for National Poetry Month

It’s the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, and I’m going after the gusto – Zen style – inspired by Tricycle Magazine’s entry Poetry Month Week 1: Zen, Poetry and Not Thinking. If you watch the video with poet laureate Dick Allen,...