AN ACT OF KINDNESS
In his law practice, Harry Jenkins frequently visited the elderly and infirm in their homes. Occasionally, he attended upon the wealthy in their mansions. Today, he was visiting Miss Alicia Markley and her friend of many years, Sarah Carmichael. Affluence and infirmity were married in one appointment. The Rosedale Valley road was an isolated stretch […]
DR. JUNG ~ IN THE NOVELS
I know of only one novel in which Dr. Jung is a character. If there are any others, please do let me know. PILGRIM is a novel written by Timothy Findley, a Canadian author, who died in 2004. Findley first sought his professional home on the stage at the Stratford Festival in […]
Basquiat: Now is the Time.
You know how it is. You’ve been aware of an artist for years, but somehow haven’t really stopped up to look closely at his work–unfortunately! But now is the time. I’ve just come back from a terrific exhibition at The Art Gallery of Ontario of the work of the artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat. A brief search […]
Hopper’s Paintings: Capturing Private, Solitary Moments
Can a painting inspire a novelist? I certainly think so. Automat by Edward Hopper certainly inspired me. I have a fascination with his paintings. Somehow— whether by technique, imagination or subject matter—he is able to create the most compelling and evocative scenes which all tell a story. One of my favourites is Automat an […]