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In That Silence

“To me a mountain is a buddha. Think of the patience, hundreds of thousands of years just sitting there being perfectly perfectly silent and praying for all living creatures in that silence.” … 8 more words

Anthony Satori

A Caution When Encountering Gurus

(All Images: Authors Book Collection)

Years ago, I was pleasantly surprised when the folk singer Jewel Kilcher succeeded in having her book of poems, A Night Without Armor published. 741 more words

What do Jack Kerouac, Stuart Davis, Richard Wright, and the latest movie "Moonlight" all have in common?

In typical American holiday fashion, the past week was a marathon of media ingestion: a movie (Moonlight), a National Gallery art show (Stuart Davis In Full Swing… 2,039 more words


My Cultural Discoveries

I’ve had an affinity with the arts ever since I learned to hold Crayolas, I designed my own comics to entertain myself as a child, I wrote poor naive poems in primary school and shockingly bad stories in secondary school (hopefully I’ve moved on since then!), I’ve always read, I studied art & design and photography in college, I qualified as a graphic designer and later studied philosophy, and made many attempts at playing a wide range of musical instruments (attempt being the operative word), and now, after twenty-odd years in a technical, very non-cultural career, I’m back at university studying for a degree in Creative Writing and English Literature. 474 more words


Bob Dylan: Nobel Prize for Literature, 2016

Hello there! In this week’s blog we will depart from our normal formula. In honor of Bob Dylan’s winning the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, we are going to feature three songs by the inimitable Mr. 4,216 more words

Rock And Roll