Author Archives: Natasha

About Natasha

Word- and dough-smith. Girl in search of "the illumination, that ecstatic flash, from which truth emerges".

Toni Takes Flight: In Memoriam

We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. that may be the measure of our lives. “IF YOU SURRENDERED TO THE WIND, YOU COULD RIDE IT” Toni Morrison set loose in me a fire of

Toni Takes Flight: In Memoriam

We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. that may be the measure of our lives. “IF YOU SURRENDERED TO THE WIND, YOU COULD RIDE IT” Toni Morrison set loose in me a fire of

Gifts That Guide from Guides That Gift

Here’s what some of the most interesting people I know are giving for the holidays…

Gifts That Guide from Guides That Gift

Here’s what some of the most interesting people I know are giving for the holidays…

A Little (still) Life and A Lot of Gifts

A last minute guide of gifts from the high-(and low) lights of my year. The Ecstatic Flash is back!

A Little (still) Life and A Lot of Gifts

A last minute guide of gifts from the high-(and low) lights of my year. The Ecstatic Flash is back!

Blues For Baltinache

A landscape of salt and water: In Baltinache the clay and salt curdled Earth that surrounds a succession of six lagoons resemble miniature tectonic plates, cracked and fitting into each other in enzyme-substrate formation like nature’s own puzzle…

Blues For Baltinache

A landscape of salt and water: In Baltinache the clay and salt curdled Earth that surrounds a succession of six lagoons resemble miniature tectonic plates, cracked and fitting into each other in enzyme-substrate formation like nature’s own puzzle…

Answering The Call of The Wild: In Conversation with Lawyer-Turned-Desert-Guide José Miguel Martínez Abraham

* This interview was first published by Travel Pulse   PHOTO: José Miguel Martínez Abraham (left) in the Atacama Desert. (photo by Colby Blount)   “And who will care, who will chide you if you wander away from wherever you are, to

Answering The Call of The Wild: In Conversation with Lawyer-Turned-Desert-Guide José Miguel Martínez Abraham

* This interview was first published by Travel Pulse   PHOTO: José Miguel Martínez Abraham (left) in the Atacama Desert. (photo by Colby Blount)   “And who will care, who will chide you if you wander away from wherever you are, to

Quintessence of Dust at Home On The Moon

“The moon? Of course, the moon! It is my homeland, the moon. ‘He is foreign; he is not like us. One night when the moon was full, he fell [to earth]. He dreams of impossible things,’ [they say]. But why

Quintessence of Dust at Home On The Moon

“The moon? Of course, the moon! It is my homeland, the moon. ‘He is foreign; he is not like us. One night when the moon was full, he fell [to earth]. He dreams of impossible things,’ [they say]. But why

Moon Walk

“Have you ever tried to enter the long black branches of other lives — tried to imagine what the crisp fringes, full of honey, hanging from the branches of the young locust trees, in early morning, feel like? Do you

Moon Walk

“Have you ever tried to enter the long black branches of other lives — tried to imagine what the crisp fringes, full of honey, hanging from the branches of the young locust trees, in early morning, feel like? Do you