Monthly Archives: April 2012

A Perfect System of Misunderstanding

In a familiar communications training exercise people draw a picture of their lives on a clear plastic sheet, a “view foil” or “transparency” — the stuff used in the past with overhead projectors. The idea is for each person to use colored pens to fill up his or her sheet with a variety of images […]

Ends of the Earth

There is something both dangerous and fantastic about going to the ends of the earth. There is a place where I experience both of those qualities in equal measure — along the road south of Cannon Beach, Oregon, just at the rise on the side of Neahkahnie Mountain. Whoever built the road, and the pull-out […]