Monthly Archives: November 2011

Online Dating and Lying

I have done my share of online dating. Thanks to e-Harmony, I wrestled with how to present myself, what to communicate about who I am and what I like. I was often tempted to make myself sound better than I am–fudge a little on my interests (ancient Chinese cultures anyone?) or my habits (running 5 […]

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Becoming Real

“It doesn’t happen all at once,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and […]

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From Christ to Coke: How Image Becomes an Icon

Fascinating thoughts from this new book. Here’s the author, Martin Kemp : “Some types of images are specific — like Lisa and Che — while some are generic, such as the heart shape. The generic ones tend to seep gradually into general consciousness. The heart shape appeared on playing cards and became the religious symbol […]

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Here we go again . . .

It’s been such a long time since I’ve written here (despite the gentle and persistent encouragement from my Uncle Richard!). It’s funny that in this craziest of seasons (read here !), that I would feel new things bubbling up that I want to document. But, I do. Perhaps it’s the new vista from a new home, […]

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