“Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.”
Martin Heidegger, “Poetry, Language, Thought”
Waywords produces a web of programs and media designed to improve our thinking in democratic action, in critical literacy, in global understanding. We provoke, inspire, and wrestle with the ambiguities and richness of human thinking, from times modern to ancient.
While offering serious educational support for those who want it, Waywords entertains and engages with surprising takes on a wide range of global topics, from Western social trends to modern mythological thinking.
A poem of ecology, memory, grief, and reconciliations, adapted from the recent album, Creative Reading Vol 2.
Two versions of the same poem on the Winter Solstice calm nostalgia. Which is better?
In 2002, I was honored to travel to Japan as part of a Toyota/IIE program honoring teachers. Here are some selected poems from that journey.
“One issue with the defense of Twain’s original text is the claim that such an historical center exists and that such grounds are worth preserving.”
I like my new dentist, truly. Yes. She’s just great . . .
A Winter Solstice tale by an old Irish storyteller, maybe even believable . . .
The second visual album from Waywords is built upon the concept of “creative reading,” forming a phenomenological response to three different texts (essay, fiction, or poetry) around a provided term.
A Winter Solstice tale of a peculiar kind of terror, this story was recently discovered (2011) among a collection of du Maurier’s works completed around the age of 21. This story has mature themes.
The first visual album from Waywords is built upon the concept of “creative reading,” forming a phenomenological response to three different texts (essay, fiction, or poetry) around a provided term.