Book Review: “Sight and Sensibility”

A few posts back I told you guys about my experiment to fix my physical vision through a combination of meditation and study of the anatomy of the eye.  This little experiment of mine started well before I picked up the book Sight and Sensibility: the ecopsychology of perception, but once I did, the validation I… Continue reading Book Review: “Sight and Sensibility”

De-Escalating an Early Morning Fight

Yesterday morning I was awakened by yelling and brazen threats coming from the mouth of my elderly neighbor.  We'll call him George.  George has a habit of picking fights with homeless men and women who - every so often - will come around to sift through the dumpsters for cans and food. Now before we… Continue reading De-Escalating an Early Morning Fight

Social Isolation and the Mystery of Daily Programming

I'll admit it.  I woke up this morning and when I sat down to write a post for AKA.CLouise,  I had nothing.  In fact, less than no idea on what to write, I just didn't want to write.  I felt empty somehow, like I was missing something, and like I was meant to be somewhere… Continue reading Social Isolation and the Mystery of Daily Programming

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

Syllabi – The Treasure Maps of the Classroom

My experience with education has ranged from me having tutored, worked as a graduate teaching assistant, working as an SAT Instructor and of course, being a student myself.  One of the most important facets of the classes or tutoring sessions I have been fortunate enough to participate in, has been the syllabus. A road map… Continue reading Syllabi – The Treasure Maps of the Classroom

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.