“Let the familiar become strange and the strange familiar — the two rules of creativity.” -Sam Keen, 1991 One of my best collaborators in the work of art-viewing lives with extreme visual impairment. One of the things I appreciate about working with him is the renewed sense of focus on what the work is Continue Reading
02JanHappy New Year!
I kicked off 2013 with a new tradition for Arts Practica – New Years cards! I created them in gratitude to friends and colleagues making the world better – and then sent them all over that very world. I chose this quote by Einstein to share because I love it so: I love it because Continue Reading
I’m at home, recovering from an unexpected surgery. And doing really well (Joy! Relief! Terror. Oh my lucky stars. I live in Boston and have access to great care.) Resting at home has brought the joy of sweet time to consume things, like books, soup, and the company of soup-bearing dear ones. Workout videos bearing Continue Reading
Is big. Is a lapsezone. Sometimes we have to describe what we are not sure we are looking at. It can be tempting to diagnose it while describing, especially if technical parlance is available for some of what we see. Diagnostic word-choice is dangerous decision-making. It can rule things out too early. Description is work. Continue Reading
Hi and welcome! I’m happy to have you here. For the most part, this blog is going to be about observation, an arts-based skill, in the context of medicine. Teaching observation as a professional skill is what I have been doing for much of the last ten years. Teaching it, and learning about its genesis and Continue Reading