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Hitchcock’s Predecessors


Anton Chekov, The Lady with the Dog, Eden Phillpotts, Alfred Hitchcock. Drama, London stage plays, romantic comedy, The Farmer’s Wife, Laurence Olivier, pre-talkies, Mary E. Martin, short stories, The Trilogy of Remembrance, The Osgoode Trilogy, character development, writing.

WOW! I love it when I stumble upon something old when I thought I was looking for something new–especially when it comes to the movies. Then the old becomes new at least to me.  Film: Fun to wander around the web on a Sunday afternoon. Why not drop in to visit me on my website and […]

Stories from The Wondrous Apothecary


  BOOKS AND CONVERSATION,  THE WONDROUS APOTHECARY, is the gift to give and get.                       The Mandala is your guide to a novel which grows straight out of THE TRILOGY OF REMEMBRANCE. Follow the links below for some appetizers [little short stories from that novel] to […]

The Wondrous Apothecary and the Old Bailey


BOOKS AND CONVERSATION RINALDO IN HOSPITAL The Wondrous Apothecary is now published,  just in time for the holiday, gift giving season. This story follows from the novel The Trilogy of Remembrance. Have you met the artists, Alexander Wainwright and Rinaldo yet? They are in The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde and Night Crossing AND […]

Creativity for the Multi-Tasker


Creativity, multi-tasking, Tim Harford, TED Talks, Walter Isaacson, Leonardo Da Vinci, as above so below, Bubonic plague, poetry, baking bread, Archimedes, The Trilogy of Remembrance

  Ever heard of  slow-motion multi-tasking resulting in creativity? I was intrigued with that idea as presented in a TED talk by Tim Harford. Harford’s essential idea? Highly creative people move among their creative projects to let one influence the other. Because, if you blur the boundaries between your projects, you’ll make it easier to relate one […]

ART and the Meaning of Life


Art, painting, Van Gogh, Mark Rothko, meaning in life, meaning of life, emotion, compassion, eudaimonia, Aristotle, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, artist as prophet, literature, The Trilogy of Remembrance, The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde, Night Crossing,

Let’s talk about art, creativity and— the meaning of life.  Where does that spark of inspiration come from. How does that explosive blast of energy create something new in this world?  But why do we focus only on the artist and pay so little attention to the other party—the viewer. This time, let’s talk about the viewer. […]

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