Month: July 2018

Sins of the fathers…?

  The writer is delegated to declare and to celebrate man’s proven capacity for greatness of heart and spirit—for gallantry in defeat, for courage, compassion and love. In the endless war against weakness and despair, these are the bright rally flags of hope and of emulation. I hold that a writer who does not believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication, nor … Read More Sins of the fathers…?

Creating Space

This girl I know needs some shelter But she don’t believe anyone can help her She’s doing so much harm doing so much damage… Now you can’t change the way she feels But you can put your arms around her… –Protection, by Massive Attack   This is one of my favorite songs by the British band, Massive Attack. It carried me through much of … Read More Creating Space

Truth and Friendship

  The process of putting the thing you value most in the world out for the assessment of a stranger is a confidence-shaking business even in the best of times. -Ann Patchett, Truth and Beauty   Truth and Beauty, a memoir about the friendship between writers Ann Patchett and Lucy Grealy, was one of the most difficult books I never read.   A few … Read More Truth and Friendship

Open, Clean, Simple…

  The best boundaries are boundaries that aren’t defensive or offensive; they just exist. From “NLP-The Essential Guide” I love open kitchens; the ones with open shelving, glass, and light colors. There’s something so inviting about their simplicity and openness. No mess, no confusion, no wondering where stuff is; it’s all out there in the open. You know where you stand. I think boundaries … Read More Open, Clean, Simple…

Inspiration

  Every thing must have a beginning…and that beginning must be linked to something that went before…Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos; the materials must, in the first place be afforded: it can give form to dark, shapeless substances, but cannot bring into being the substance itself…Invention consists in the capacity of … Read More Inspiration