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Two Fictional Characters Meet at the Carousel in Central Park


Almost two years ago, I approached author Maggie Ball with an idea I’d been longing to try out. I had just finished reading her novel Sleep Before Evening featuring her protagonist Marianne Cotton. She’s a young woman who wants to study music, but has to overcome a lot of problems to do so. The novel begins […]

Rinaldo’s Revenge [6/10 Parts]


It’s been such fun having someone follow Alexander about Venice in search of the Vivaldi Museum. But I must admit, he found it a good deal more quickly than I expected. My photographer has gotten some excellent photographs of him with a wonderful variety of expressions on his face. During the morning of his search […]

Alexander searches Venice for Rinaldo [Part 5/10 of Rinaldo’s Art Project]


On my first night in Venice, I found a café not far from the hotel, where violinists played Vivaldi—that brilliant Venetian who composed music centuries ago. I sat outside on the patio and had a wonderful view of the Grand Canal. I ordered veal with lemon and a glass of Chardonnay. Venice leads inexorably to […]

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