Now, a bit of Classical Music. The Beautiful Aida Garifullina Sings Bellini’s Casta Diva.
Mischa Maisky is my favorite cellist in the world. Listen to this beautiful piece written by Max Bruch and you’ll understand why.
Ah, yes! This feels good—like Paris in Spring (though I’ve never been there, Spring or otherwise).
A couple of weeks ago, I posted that I wanted to begin painting again. I used to paint a lot but in acrylics and most of my work then was semiabstract in terms of subject matter. But I got an urge to paint again, […]
About fifteen years ago, I was a painter. I lived in the Northwest at that time and made semiabstract paintings which I sold to, mostly, a limited number of collectors that I knew. I never sold enough work to live on my painting alone, […]
The piece that follows is an old bit of writing and is still a bit rough though I did edit it some today before posting it. It’s fiction, of course. I hope you’ll find it entertaining. If you would, please leave your comment below […]
Well, a few days ago I posted a resource I use for finding free ebooks in the public domain. And that has attracted a good response from readers. So today, I thought I’d offer you something else which I use regularly: I want to […]
I found this video a couple of weeks ago. The young musician, featured in the video, plays a beautifully haunting selection of music with such mastery that when I heard it the first time it brought me to tears. I was deeply moved. Perhaps […]
Mid-October, last year, I “finished” my novel. I had final edited it—the entire book—and believed the work was in its final form. So, at that time, I began looking for a literary agent. Of course, before that, I had done some research into Literary […]
One thing I miss and that I used to enjoy a great deal was meeting a couple of friends at the coffee shop or the quirky bar for a discussion about Art. As a painter and living in a town where I knew more […]