Archive for February, 2012

Carving Compassion in Wood

This is my first sculpture. I started studying carving with wood in December under the guidance of Marika Bordes, who, by happy coincidence, also lives in this little city on the plains of South Central Texas. I’m amazed that I’ve already finished a piece. The piece you see here is about two feet tall and […]

Life Purpose

While browsing blogs last weekend, I came across a post from Steve Pavlina about finding your life’s purpose…. in 20 minutes. I have lived my life in a purposeful manner, conscious of my personal development, and thought it would be a snap to come out of this exercise with a concise, clear statement of the […]

Useful and Pleasant in New Mexico

One of the great benefits of my job is occasional travel to present at conferences. I’m participating in the SW/TX Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association annual convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this week. I presented in a panel on activism online yesterday and chaired one about blogs and apps. Today I’m participating in […]