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Vol. 32, Freeing Your Work Through Limitations

Posted on 5 April 2003

The idea for this month’s column was sparked during a recent conversation with my mother. My mother is at the bitter end of her struggle to complete her Ph.D. In the final throes of her dissertation, she finds herself pulled in more than one direction. On the one hand she wants to explore all her… »

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Vol. 22, In Brazil: Bahian Food

Posted on 15 March 2002

Salvador, Bahia Brazil When I returned from Lençois, my sneakers were so dirty, I decided to just leave them in the plastic bag I transported them in. On a rainy morning, a few weeks after my return, I decided to wear my sneakers instead of the customary flip-flops. I pulled my sneakers out of the… »

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Vol. 17, Contemplation on Completion

Posted on 28 January 2002

 Brooklyn, New York A few months ago, someone suggested I pitch the KIS.list to print publications. They envisioned a syndicated column in magazines and/or newspapers nationwide. This idea interests me, and I thought I’d put it off until later, but then I decided, why not do it now. It took more work than I expected… »

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Vol. 16, Kwanzaa in Art, Writing, and Life

Posted on 3 January 2002

During my childhood, Kwanzaa was the only holiday my family celebrated. No birthdays, no New Year’s hoopla, no Christmas. Kwanzaa was a time of morning candle lighting and discussion of the Nguzo Saba (the seven principles of Kwanzaa) and evening cultural celebrations. One of my most memorable Kwanzaa moments was in the early 90s. My… »

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Vol. 14, Visual Art

Posted on 12 December 2001

Bronx Museum of the Arts Bronx, NY Webster’s II New Riverside Dictionary (which is the only dictionary I can get my hand on at the moment) defines “art” as: 1. Creative or imaginative activity, esp. the expressive arrangement of elements within a medium 2. Works, as paintings, that result from this creativity. Now it’s intriguing… »

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