1) keep talking. this was the message from mohmmed el baradei, speaking at the university of utah today, an event anna and i attended together. how do you stop religiously inspired violence? keep talking. how do you achieve nuclear disarmament? keep talking. how do you combat global poverty? keep talking. i was inspired by his repeated assertion that the very small act of talking, one person to another, can solve the world's biggest problems.
2) chanel. i've never bonded with an animal before. don't judge. i had childhood pet trauma. chanel is changing all that.
3) small poems. i let my writing get unwieldy, overgrown, out of control. a small poem from workshop this week reminded me to get back to my minimalist roots.