Author Archives: Skip Walter

collaborate: create – A Forward Flux Production

In the center of the Fremont Abbey Arts Center Main Floor, a 9 x 12 foot cotton mat is laid out carefully midway through collaborate:create. A young man silently passes a young woman on the mat. This pantomime repeats for several … Continue reading

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On Mediating

“Mediating doesn’t fit in that sequence,” Gifford (Yoda) Booth shared. We were asked to take our essential internal creative process and reflect on it to make sure that it was complete. I’d just finished presenting my homework assignment on what … Continue reading

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Lifelet: The Many Grays of Puget Sound

If we can just slow down and sit and watch the early morning slide by, the many grays of Puget Sound emerge. The grays are in the clouds, and the water, and the seagulls that fly by. Enjoy the emergence … Continue reading

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Lifelet: The Three Stages of a Catholic Mass

On a recent Sunday, we had the present of the presence of our oldest grandchild. Young Alice was kind enough to join us for the 10am mass. As we snuggled into the last row of the church, Alice climbed on … Continue reading

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The Lost Boy – Living Legacy

“I’ve asked the Chili Boys here tonight to help me tell this story. It’s someone else’s story to be sure but in the telling we’ve now become part of it. We’re now part of the fabric of the thing so … Continue reading

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Breaking the Book – in book form

Sometimes the absurdity of academics cracks me up. I came across a wonderful post this morning about the changing nature of history and the humanities – “Millions of Sources: the disruption of history and the humanities?” Brian Matthews introduced his … Continue reading

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Reflecting: Our Closest Friend

Reflecting Reading of the Day: Barrows, Anita; Macy, Joanna (2009-10-29). A Year with Rilke: Daily Readings from the Best of Rainer Maria Rilke (p. 6). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition. Our Closest Friend Several colleagues twenty years ago formed a group called … Continue reading

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