Luring Fish

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The sharp tug of small bluegill as it dramatically bent my young fiberglass pole brought me to look into the water. I was 10. I had to see the mighty fish who tugged so hard.  As I looked I caught … Continued

Reflecting Electricity

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As a teenager driving home from downtown St. Louis I let the web of the city’s lights free my imagination. So many stories lived behind so many lights. So much electricity spread modernity through the night.  The experience was memorable … Continued

Seeing Patterns, From China and Japan

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Long ago those calligraphic leaf shapes made with single strokes lured me to look at Chinese porcelain bowls and plates. They were so old and yet so vivid and so lively.  From them I turned to examining 1000 year old … Continued