Fire and Life Transformation

At the age of 8 years, a fire burned our home and many others in Santa Barbara, California. The experience significantly impacted how I see the world. Hillman (1997) says traumatic childhood events like fire are clues to understanding an individual’s character and calling in life. The following paragraphs explore a telescoping scale on two…

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Liberty and Death: Connecting Washington and Shakespeare Through a Short Film

My film, Earth Mother, Sky God Weep for Tragic Love, is an animated story inspired in general by Shakespeare’s tragic love stories and specifically by the final scene of Romeo and Juliet. The film I made speaks about love and death in a new way by comparing Shakespeare’s drama to American art history and asking…

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What drives you?

I’m reading the Purpose Driven Life. The basic idea is to read a chapter a day – for 40 days. This drawing is from the 3rd chapter. The idea is to think about how purpose adds meaning and motivation to life. It also talks about other motivating feelings – guilt, anger, fear, greed… etc. Some…

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