began life in 2003, when Douglas McLennan invited me to write for ArtsJournal. Since then, essays and reviews that I’ve published elsewhere have also been posted on this site. A complete archive of the SEEING THINGS site contains all of these postings.
When I started SEEING THINGS, I wrote: “Ever since I can remember, I’ve had three particular passions: children, especially pre-literate children (the subset of human society containing the densest population of poets); how people say what they say and the multiple (often ambiguous) meanings that lie behind the words; and looking at things. These loves have spawned my work: writing books for the very young; oral history projects; writing about dance and the visual and decorative arts. Electronic publication has opened new horizons for writing. That’s why I’m here.”