Artist and writer, Fulbright grantee and professor, interventionist and public citizen. Awkward artist and teacher who likes awkward art and students.

art, writing, teaching, speaking, parenting, and playing.

making the world better.

Listen more/better.

Ah, my wife. I take up a lot of space, as do our billion children (and evil cat), and Kate loves and supports us with grace and appreciation.

My kids (going on 5 in June).

I've lost count of which career I'm on at the moment...

Each of my kids' (and my wife's) laughs.

Practicing conscious breathing 5 minutes daily (or when I'm a freaking mess - which is more than daily) has made me a nicer person.

Nathaniel hasn't saved anything yet.