Heading to Bond Conference this morning.
Notified yesterday that I wasn’t selected for Big Ink. Bummer, but I think I’ll just do the work on my own now.
Submitted my proposal for Big Ink at the last minute last night. If selected I’ll be turning this into a 40” x 30” Woodcut print.
Sweet weekend away in Napa County. Couldn’t ask for better weather.
Talking to my grandparents this week, they expressed how valuable they find Facebook for feeling connected to their increasingly geographically-spread family. Reminded me that there is a valuable, relationship-affirming side of social media tools that exists in tension with the increasingly distressing aspects of the attention economy.
Although that may simply be because the algorithms haven’t caught up with nonagenarians [yet].
Incredibly sad to hear John Perry Barlow has died.
“Cyberspace consists of transactions, relationships, and thought itself, arrayed like a standing wave in the web of our communications. Ours is a world that is both everywhere and nowhere, but it is not where bodies live.”
Remembering Madeline, three years on. www.whatswrongwithmadeline.com/thank-you…
I spent the weekend in silence at Four Springs retreat center with 19 other members of my spiritual community. As always a sweet, challenging time of disconnection, reflection, nature, and art.
Jo Walton’s beautiful eulogy for Le Guin.
“I emailed to say [her writing] was an inspiration, and she told me to get on with my writing, then. I did.”