Author Archives: Tiff

A Closer Look

How often do you take time to examine a tree?  I don’t mean just taking in the tree as a whole, but getting right next to it and observing the patterns and colors in the bark.  My time spent working … Continue reading

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A Good Neighbor

Tucked away in the Mission District of San Francisco is a two-room recording studio.  Letters bearing the name Tiny Telephone are falling off the door held open by a bungee cord, but it’s no big deal.  What matters is that … Continue reading

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Head-On Collision

Recently I’ve developed a little crush on Bruce Springsteen.  I suppose it started with the way he looked at me from his place on the front door of my previous apartment.  That place was so tiny that I was constantly … Continue reading

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Sunrise, Through the Trees

Spires of needle and bark, black against lightening sky, The majesty of waking – I feel it coming. Touch of snow, burning frost on flesh – naught but pines greeting their sire with smiles beckoning. Ah, single repose! Time to … Continue reading

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Lessons From the Tang

On Retirement Meeting, we dismount from our horses and drink wine. I inquire of your destination. You answer that you have no interest in this world And are retreating for rest in the Southern mountains. I would not ask you … Continue reading

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This Joyous Quest

I learned to love writing through reading.  From an early age, I enjoyed where reading could take me and I tried to recreate what I read in my own words.  I continue writing today because the thrill of creation gives … Continue reading

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Why art and place?

About six months ago I received a message on Facebook asking for the fifteen most influential albums in my life. Hmm…I never finished filling out the message but it got me thinking – or, more accurately, continued my thinking about why … Continue reading

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