Sunday Mornings Are A Walk In The Park

Today, I wanted to take my book and disappear up a tree, to draw and watch the world through the eyes of the people passing below. I didn't get quite that far: nervous about being judged for climbing in a skirt, I instead planted myself on a bench between two magnolia trees.  The thought entered… Continue reading Sunday Mornings Are A Walk In The Park

Free-Write: Interview in the Valley

Driving through Topanga Canyon, and then onto Mulholland Drive, I could see why the area had become infamous for the subtly terrifying and the unreal. The place was gorgeous. If I could see a sunset everyday, as dazzling and disorienting as the one I had seen while driving along the switchbacks heading down into the… Continue reading Free-Write: Interview in the Valley

Beach Trip: Exploring the Shoreline!

A couple days ago, Alex and I decided we needed a change of scenery and drove up the Pacific Coast Highway, landing somewhere between the Will Rogers State Beach and Malibu.  What followed was a bunch of fun shenanigans in which I said hello to and presumably made friends with an octopus, found and rescued… Continue reading Beach Trip: Exploring the Shoreline!

Liberation is… Seeing with my own Mind.

A few weeks ago I was sifting through the shelves of Santa Monica Public Library when I came across a book called "Sight and Sensibility: The Ecopsychology of Perception", and this find excited me immediately.   This book, by Dr. Laura Sewall, helped put a foundation beneath my already ongoing self-experimental process with vision.  I… Continue reading Liberation is… Seeing with my own Mind.

Liberation is… A Trip to the Library

Today I walked around the city of Santa Monica and relished the feeling of being up and out of bed before 1 P.M. for the first time in a couple weeks.  The official reason was to do that money-juggling aerobics thing that one does when there is just barely enough money to pay rent, but… Continue reading Liberation is… A Trip to the Library