I got to see one of my literary heroes in person last night. Needless to say, it was a bit surreal. Margaret Atwood is, if possible, even more wry & witty in person than in her books. She began her lecture by recounting the ways that The Handmaid’s Tale has been adapted to modern culture.… Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale: A Lecture
Here's a quick poem I wrote this morning. I've been working on mindfulness lately, and I've been struck with the overwhelming nature of entertainment in our culture today. I often find it bombarding its way into my mind and taking over before I even realize it. It can be hard to pursue the practice of mindfulness when our attention… Continue reading Sensing
Which is more dangerous: the delicacy of hope or the depression of cynicism?