Dead tree art

In 2014, a lot of trees in Chicago parks began dying, infected by the Emerald Ash Borer. The Chicago Park District and Chicago Sculpture International created the Chicago Tree Project to turn those dead trees into public art. This recently transformed tree is Green Lady/Mother Peace by chainsaw artist Gary Keenan, which you can also … Continue reading Dead tree art

Blarney, bees, and bare behinds: a true story about my father

For Father’s Day A patch of fog glowed pink in the sunrise and curled around the reeds at the shore of Spring Lake in central Wisconsin. Birds warbled, frogs splashed, and a nearby field of alfalfa gently scented the air. All that goes without saying, so the outhouse story, as I’ve always heard it, leaves … Continue reading Blarney, bees, and bare behinds: a true story about my father

Hear the river

The river flows.… Can you hear it? Can you hear the murmur and harmony of millions of raindrops mingling and flowing to the sea? If we tried, could we hear the river’s desires? Its hopes, its promises? And could we speak for it? Or … we could stop kidding ourselves. It’s a river, not sentient … Continue reading Hear the river

A podcast interview, the Semiosis Wikipedia page, and a couple of things I wrote

Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe describes itself this way: “A fun-filled discussion of the big, mind-blowing, unanswered questions about the universe. In each episode, Daniel Whiteson (a physicist who works at CERN) and Jorge Cham (a popular online cartoonist) discuss some of the simple but profound questions that people have been wondering about for … Continue reading A podcast interview, the Semiosis Wikipedia page, and a couple of things I wrote