Words, Context, Logic Matter

I returned from a particularly successful and satisfying trip to Pakistan to discover that little had changed in my homeland. If anything, Thanksgiving week had brought a deeper intensity to the troublesome issues that were roiling the news cycle before I left: the Mueller investigation offered new layers of intrigue and examples of unmitigated greed, … Continue reading Words, Context, Logic Matter

Impermanent, Imperfect, Incomplete

While on vacation some weeks back, Blythe and I visited the Gamble House in Pasadena, a great example of the American arts and crafts movement and featuring influence from Japanese architecture. During the docent’s tour, I was struck by her references to a principle in the Japanese aesthetic called wabi-sabi that formed a basis for the house’s design, … Continue reading Impermanent, Imperfect, Incomplete