Monthly Archives: January 2016

La Cuisine and the Pea

The grand Francophone city of Montreal is an oasis for food.  In grand French tradition, food spills into everyday life as sustenance, pleasure and art. It satisfies the palate, the senses, the stomach. Yet people are uptight. Why? There is … Continue reading

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Play Louder, January Wind!

                        January by William Carlos Williams Again I reply to the triple winds running chromatic fifths of derision outside my window: Play louder. You will not succeed. I am … Continue reading

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David Bowie, La Fleur du Mal

Celebrity fades fast – some have clocked it as 15 minutes – so the fact that David Bowie turns out to be so enduring is fascinating. There are two powerfully linked ideas. Bowie (and his alienated stage personas) was an … Continue reading

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ODE TO COMMON THINGS

  “Odes to Common Things.”  Pablo Neruda’s poems came to me like a boomerang.  It was a New Years’ back to basics, a reset to zero. A move away from global crises and cosmic clashes. I read them to draw … Continue reading

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