Year: 2017

  • Michelangelo’s David

    “I saw the angel in the stone and I carved until I set it free.” Michelangelo If you have a few extra minutes this holiday, I would be thankful if you spend it reading my piece on Michelangelo’s David in ARTpublika magazine.    

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  • The Lost Art of Letter Writing: The Poison Pen Letter

    Alexander Woollcott    Alexander Woollcott was a raconteur and member of good standing at the Algonquin Round Table. He was known for his dry humor and way with words. His aphorisms include observations on Los Angeles (“seven suburbs in search of a city”) and pianist Oscar Levant (“there is absolutely nothing wrong with Oscar Levant…

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  • Thursday

    “I do believe that most men live lives of quiet desperation. For despair, optimism is the only practical solution. Hope is practical. Because eliminate that and it’s pretty scary. Hope at least gives you the option of living.”  Harry Nilsson If there’s anyone who understood Thursday better than Harry Nilsson, I can’t imagine who it…

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  • Feast and Famine

    “Germany’s Children Are Starving!” by Kathe Kollwitz, 1924 Feast and famine Binge and purge Celebrate and sacrifice What goes up Is going to come back down Somebody is going to pay the price Turning the world upside-down Let them have some freedom And when you turn your back They’ll turn the whole world upside down…

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  • Genius In Our Midst: Bragg

    “We’re actually recharging our batteries: me from the audience and their response, and the audience from me and my songs and ideas. We’re recharging our batteries so we can go back out there and fight the good fight, get our own little space wherever we are. I’ll do my bit, and you’ll do your bit,…

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