Monthly Archives: May 2012

What If…

“Somebody once said, if you want to be happy for a year, win the lottery. If you want to be happy for a lifetime, love what you do. That’s the way it is for me — I love to spin … Continue reading

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Useful Books

“A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.” “A great artist is a great man in a great child.” Victor Hugo Who can say why some works of art endure, why their roots … Continue reading

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New Eyes

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust New eyes: this is what we need to redsicover the world in fresh and exciting ways in our writing. And though it’s … Continue reading

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Unknown Soldier

In honor of Memorial Day, a lovely meditation on heroism: American Hero by Mary West Jorgensen “Our history is studded with heroic names. These names compose a world roster from which almost every nation may choose one and say: He … Continue reading

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Fruitful Footnotes

“The great art of films does not consist in descriptive movement of face and body, but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation.” Louise Brooks Vague — that’s how I’d describe my recollections … Continue reading

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Next Opportunity

“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill NO = Next Opportunity: This is my great friend and mentor Rob Gilbert’s formula for transforming failure into success. I love this idea … Continue reading

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Artful Authors

“Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.” Sigmund Freud There are many artists who seem to have been way ahead of their times and invented things, living and nonliving, that somehow eventually find their way … Continue reading

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