On Art and Mindfulness [excerpt] If someone is an artist today it does not mean this will be true tomorrow. The flame that fuels the artist is not solely a function of talent, but is fed by the friction between talent and character. Character is reflected in the artist’s will to move through the world with keen eyes, skeptical of
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For the Love of Bees—A Conversation with Meredith May I was raised by my grandfather in Carmel Valley. He’s a descendent of William Post, one of the early pioneers in Big Sur. The Post Ranch Inn is named after him. And his mother was born in Big Sur. His father was a beekeeper, a backyard beekeeper, mostly. Then my grandfather had a hundred hives up
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Ron Hobbs— The Honey Peddler "I have honey," he says. "Lots of hives of good, sweet bees. Look!" He pulls from his jacket pint after pint of rich honey in comb. He moves the empty can of Rosarita frijoles aside, moves my ashtrays and displays a row of pints before me. "Only twelve dollars each," he says. "But señor, I
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Koan: A Conversation with Vaea Marx Hamada, Yanagi, Kawai Kanjiro; I studied with Kawai Kanjiro. I knew all those people. In fact, I even met the filmmaker, Kurosawa, before he was known here. I traveled all over in Japan with Kawai. Bernard Leach came over; I met him there, too.
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Art of Engagement

Monday, Sep 12, 2011

Why are the arts so often considered frills when it comes to what is needed in schools, in politics, in so many parts of life? The capacity for creative response is needed in all walks of life. In this issue we explore art as a tool for social engagement. Read More

Sharing the Wealth

Friday, June 27, 2011

It's been my good fortune to have more than my share of remarkable friends, and several of them appear in this issue of the newsletter. One of the joys of having a venue like this newsletter is that its a vehicle for expanding my own circle. Read More

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