The ‘Joy Mode’: Texas Tech Studies the Effects of the Arts on Healing

He called it the “joy mode.” During a press trip to Lubbock, Texas, last month, I had the opportunity to interview Dean Noel Zahler of Texas Tech University’s J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts about 16 multi-disciplinary research groups who are using fMRI to measure the effects of the arts on…

Time and Travel (or Time-Travel)

I believe time is a vertical field of possibilities. All of our realities, our experiences, our options, are waiting to be chosen. We can pluck our experiences off the wall, choosing our reality; or, we can let life happen to us. It’s always a choice. For example, today I pack and prepare for my next…