Inviting you to the Cantor Arts Center

Dolly Lee General

Every now and then, I write for one of my favorite sites: Tweetspeak Poetry. ****** The light-filled and spacious Friedenrich Gallery is on the second floor of the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University.  Half of the gallery displays selections from the Cantor’s diverse collection of modern and contemporary art. Each piece invites me into a different story.  Interior with Cityscape, …

This is a tough subject (& 6 Ways You can Help)

Dolly Lee General

Dear Friends, I had a post ready to go when I heard 19 year old “Lacy” tell her story and I had to share it with you. Sex trafficking in the U.S. is a ugly truth but Lacy’s story, thankfully, ends with hope and redemption. Lacy said God keeps reminding her: “He makes all things new (Isa. 43:19).” Before you …

When you friend a flower…

Dolly Lee General

Nobody sees a flower–really–it is so small it takes time–we haven’t time–and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time. ~ Georgia O’ Keeffe (as quoted by Julia Cameron in The Artist¹s Way) Photo courtesy of Flickr User:April I really want to see flowers and nurture my inner creative child, so I visit the Elizabeth F. Gamble …

When you visit the Palm Springs Art Museum (a surprise…)

Dolly Lee General

To my new subscribers: I guest post about once-a-month at Tweetspeak Poetry, and this is my post for this month.* When my family and I arrive in Palm Springs, California, we see people posing underneath and between a giant pair of shapely legs with feet in high heels. Photo via Flickr Creative Commons User:John Picken As our eyes pan up, …

The mystery of Julia Pfeiffer Burns…

Dolly Lee General

Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons User:Marshall Matthew On a cold blustery October day in northern California, my husband and I drove south on Hwy 1. If it had been sunny, the Pacific Ocean on our right would have sparkled a surreal turquoise-teal; on this day, however, it glistened grey and mysterious as we drove to our destination, Julia Pfeiffer …

On speed dating…

Dolly Lee General

I pay for one hour of parking, climb steps, and walk past concrete columns into the sunlit marble floored foyer. How much can I see in an hour without sprinting? I’m speed dating the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts (known as the Cantor Arts Center) at Stanford University. Please visit me  here, at one of my favorite sites, …

Can you be American and Asian?

Dolly Lee General

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons Flickr user Designs by Kari   It was Sunday, and we were on vacation. The beautiful azure Pacific Ocean beckoned us. The sun wore a bright dress. My husband learned the closest church service was at a large hotel’s chapel. Our daughter was not happy about attending church as it reduced her beach playtime. We …

What I learned in July…

Dolly Lee General

Emily invited us to share what we learned in July. Her list is always clever and humorous. I can’t promise the same: 1. I am extremely thankful for the kind people, who offered to take a picture of our family, when we were on vacation. If it were not for them, we probably wouldn’t have any decent family pictures. It …

What color can unite us?

Dolly Lee General

Sometimes finding the right words feels like trying to catch the wind using a sieve. So grace please, as I try. I read several articles about Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman. It is very sad, and more nuanced than the headlines suggest. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons Flickr user Forest Service Northern region   Here are two …

Where I am in my dream process….

Dolly Lee General

Have you ever started a trip excited, then halfway into it, you lose your luggage and your wallet, and you come down with a stomach virus? It is how I feel at this point about my dream, but I am not giving up. The encouraging Holley Gerth asked us to share where we are in our dreams so we can …