This website is informed by the theme of Exploration, with the hope that those who visit here will join in conversations about what we have learned living in the world we share.
Modern thinkers generally recognize two great ways of exploring
the universe: Science and Art. I enjoy and grow from the work of scientists and artists every day. But many people native to the Americas also speak of a third kind of exploration.
Larry Bird, a Keres man, explained, "you don't ask questions. . . . You watch and listen and wait, and the answer will come to you.
It's yours then, not like learning in school." *
Watch. Listen. Wait. This is exploring the universe through Experience. The different answers we gather from experience are what make each person unique.
In my writing, teaching, and performing, I am interested in sharing experiences which are unique yet also connected to the deep learnings of artists, scientists, and other seekers on the road of life. I welcome your companionship on the journey.
* The Sacred by Peggy V. Beck, Anna Lee Walters, and Nia Francisco (Tsaile, Arizona: Navajo Community College Press, 1996)
Mural in the public library, Nuuk, Greenland
Announcing a new essay by
Phyllis L. Thompson
Catamaran Literary Reader, issue 30
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