Quiet Craving: Using Solitude for Deep Work in the Arts

When I was young, I wanted to be a nun. This was actually a compromise. I aspired to be a monk, but reality was creeping in, and when I cast my eyes into the adult future, I worried that even if I kept my short hair, my double X chromosomes would somehow be discovered. It […]

Foxfire: Illuminating a Mountain Culture

Is there a  place on earth prettier than North Georgia in October? The day was the kind you wait for all year: a sky of blue fire, leaves  igniting into red and gold, and a temperature  perfect for hiking. We were headed to the Foxfire Museum. We stuck to the four lane, passing up the charming […]