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

    If it is indeed a bargain (unspoken?) with living (really) living To endure feelings where words fail you And may turn you into stone (all inherently alone?)   Then I pledge to share (he)art that can melt spectators […]

These are just a few snap shots of colors and textures that happened to catch my eye balls while walking in Rome. I just wrote to a friend that although all that which is famous is indeed glorious, brimming with […]

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 […]

A photo of the problem and a photo of mama and me. The excerpt below is from “Two-Nine”: a thank you letter to my friends on my birthday in April 2008.   “Emancipate Yourself from Mental Slavery, None but Ourselves […]

Photograph: “Solitude” by Terry Donnelly Part I of… The Dream by Lord Byron(1788 – 1824)  Our life is twofold; Sleep hath its own world, A boundary between the things misnamed Death and existence: Sleep hath its own world, And a […]

Between Two Points

Crepuscular rays with reflection:  Some moment’s beauty lasts long after the sun goes away.       I was doing research for a story and came across this photo (originally posted here) and got lost for a few moments that […]

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 […]

This excellent article in The New Republic, “Can We Rescuse Great Photojournalism From the Scourge of Sensationalism,” by Jed Pearl discusses photojournalist Susie Linfield’s book The Cruel Radiance. It also discusses Henri Cartier-Bresson, a great photographer who was both a […]

Cocoon- “Oh My God.”

by the colorful &  lovely Rob Brezny   Psychiatry and psychotherapy obsess on what’s wrong with people and give short shrift to what’s right. The manual of these professions is a 943-page textbook called the *DSM-IV.* It identifies scores ofpathological […]

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 […]

Our first night in Vienna my mother and I walked around, exploring without a map as per the routine for the first night anywhere new, and I noticed what I thought was the infinity symbol. My obsession with the infinity […]

While in Vienna, Austria, I stumbled upon exhibitions I would normally have never epxlored. One such was at the Tansquartier Wien, one of the most important dance houses in Europe when it comes to thinking ahead and promoting contemporary dance […]

Earth spins Even when it is still.     The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil Crushed. Why do […]

how I see it: New York City in Slow Motion (video)
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