We all have within us a center of stillness surrounded by silence. This house, dedicated to work and debate in the service of peace, should have one room dedicated to silence in the outward sense and stillness in the inner sense. It has been the aim to create in this small room a place where … Continue reading

Guns, Germs and Steel

by Jarod Diamond For me, the gift of Diamond’s book, Guns, Germs and Steel:The Fates of Human Societies, is the fundamental question that launches his inquiry-why have we arrived at a power dynamic that favors Eurasians? From this central question, a network of theories and subsequent questions bloom in multiple directions. Yes, his conclusions are useful, … Continue reading

Happy 2010!Experiments

 Recent trials and errors with chemistry and light- the above two images are printed on Ilford RC paper, exposed for a second (literally turning the bathroom light on and off). The light source was that of compact fluorescent bulbs, about 8 feet above the contact printing tray, development in Kodak D-76 with recommended time and temperature. Interesting … Continue reading