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Musings

Holding Our Breath

We're all holding our breath, waiting for the results of the mid-term elections.  Once again, the media have favored the Republicans before those results are even in.  Polls have become the modern-day crystal ball; pundits are like the ancients reading the goat entrails.  Can we...

One World to Another – Thoughts on Artistic Media

Portrait of Ambroise Vollard, by Pablo Picasso I have always loved Cubism.  Picasso and Braque, the master, the founders, if you will.  I always loved the idea of breaking things down to essential elements, and recombining them into new images.  Last night I watched a...

Observations about the Upcoming Mid-Term Elections

Like many of us, I'm thinking a great deal about the upcoming mid-term elections.  I don't know about you, but I've grown weary of campaign commercials, campaign rhetoric, name-calling, finger-point and the rest.  The Tea Partiers bore me with their proud ignorance of how anything...

Michael Cunningham, “By Nightfall”

"By Nightfall", Michael Cunningham I read Michael Cunningham's novel, By Nightfall, not long ago.  I didn't find it as strong as The Hours, but then I don't know how he could possible do better than he did there.  That said, By Nightfall has some amazing elements...