Came across a really cool artist and just drooled over her work. I didn’t take many photos. She gave my mother and I a gift just for stopping by: a very unique ceramic key chain. More information about the work […]

The men of Nicolosi, Sicily
a walk around stains of colors in Nicolosi, Sicily

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it […]

Between Two Points

I decided it was only fitting to share some quotes from The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham after I wrote about my ‘small’ journey “back to the Moon and Sixpence“.   “Why should you think that beauty, which […]

“In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful…”

from Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters To A Young Poet (1903-1908) People have (with the help of conventions) oriented all their solutions toward the easy and toward the easiest side of the easy; but it is clear that we must hold […]

Cocoon- “Oh My God.”

Grateful for the words of Jack Kerouac on this Still Sunday night in New York City, another log to keep the fire burning.   PAX I demand that the human race ceases multiplying its kind and bow out I advise […]

“The Gospel According to Shug” from the novel The Temple of my Familiar by Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple). The bold and underlined are my favorite quotes from one  chapter of this book. The word “helped” ought to […]

John Gardner’s On Moral Fiction set off a firestorm of controversy when it was first published in 1978. He argued that contemporary literature (and art) suffers first and foremost from a baisc failure of the test of “morality.” By this […]

Deep Travel is an exhilarating state of mind that travel can evoke, when everything seems suddenly fresh, vivid, intensely interesting, and memorable. Because you focus on what you’re looking at and listening to, Deep Travel is like waking up while […]

My mother is lying in bed, tired. She says: I don’t think it is healthy to read Franz Kafka before you are trying to go to sleep with a heavy backpack of thoughts you have been carrying all day. I […]

Do You Hear What I Hear? Tonspur_passage Vienna
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