Are you with Picasso?
When the great artist, Picasso, creator of Guernica, first visited the caves at Lascaux in France to see the paintings of our ancestors, he said, “We have learned nothing in thirty thousand years.” What did he mean? Of course, he was astounded by the brilliant artistry, but he was also struck by humankind’s lack […]
THE WONDROUS APOTHECARY
Something new! A Tale of art, passion and liberation. I have a beginning, middle and end of this my seventh novel, but much editing lies ahead. A publication date isn’t set yet. What I really like about posting a chapter on my blog is that I get to dress it up with images. Please keep […]
DEATH IN VENICE
#ThomasMann #DeathinVenice #literature #mythicthemes #art #JosephCampbellFoundation HAVE YOU EVER DISCOVERED an entirely unknown part of yourself? Something so surprising that you are shocked beyond belief? And what if it is an irrational passionate longing of which you can tell no one? If so, you have experienced the essence of Death in Venice by Thomas […]
The Drawing Lesson, the first in The Trilogy of Remembrance
The Drawing Lesson: I am greatly honoured to have The Trilogy of Remembrance [The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde and Night Crossing] included in a list of fifteen other novels which contain mythic themes. The list is prepared by the Joseph Campbell Foundation and may be found right here. Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman and JRR […]
Banks Are Not Your Friends.
BANKS ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS, by Harry Jenkins Of course, you’ve seen all the commercials which the banks inflict on the unwary! I know, you’ll think that’s a fine thing for a lawyer to say! But they portray themselves as your friends—your life partners. God help you if you’re in a tight spot and need […]