The Writer’s Path

“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower…

Tasha Tudor Field Trip

Tasha Tudor August 28, 1915-June 18, 2008 For those of you who like quiet risk-takers and women who don’t follow the herd, here’s your lady! Tasha Tudor is my favorite inspiration because while her artwork and stories are adorably innocent and whimsical, she took her public (mostly children) and her professional life very seriously. While…

Bok Is Back

“When he looked at the houses in which his subscribers lived, their drab hideousness made him sick. When he went inside and contemplated the lambrequins, the gilded cattails, the Rogers groups, the wax fruit under glass domes, the emblazoned seashells from Asbury Park, the family Bible on the marble-topped center-table, the crayon enlargements of Uncle…

Beauty Is Beauty In Any Language

In a melancholy mood this grey Monday morning after a rain storm knocked down the last of the leaves from the trees. The northeast of America is so lovely and the beauty of a life well-lived is sublime. The Japanese are huge fans of Tasha.