Category Archives: Art

Ordinary Beauty

It’s easy to see beauty in the extraordinary: the Roman Forum burnished by evening light, Michelangelo’s sculpture, sunset over the Pacific. But I don’t have to travel to Europe or California in search of the exquisite. It’s all around. I’ve been inspired … Continue reading

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Ode to an Oak

This was written from a dream on October 18, 2010: I was playing violin in a symphony orchestra, an informal lunchtime concert in a downtown park. I suggested that we perform a descriptive piece, an ode to a nearby giant … Continue reading

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The Art of the Everyday

I’ve often said that summer in Texas wouldn’t be worth living without homegrown tomatoes and Parker County peaches. Parker County is just west of my home in Fort Worth, and when it comes to tree-ripened fruit, the closer to home, … Continue reading

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