On the way to Easter Island I stopped off in Santiago, Chile, and happily found my way to the eccentric house of artful poet great, Pablo Neruda. He has three homes in and near the Chilean capital. I got lost inside his home, now a museum, in Santiago. It is a series of houses actually–each dedicated to […]
I just don’t want to lose the enchanted as it finds its way to me so I am going to start archiving beautiful writing on this site… Die Slowly He who becomes the slave of habit, who follows the same routes every day, who never changes pace, who does not risk and change the […]
A Clear Midnight by Walt Whitman THIS is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless, Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done, Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best. Night, sleep, death and the stars.
What it says about me, could be cause for concern… ;0 infographic courtesy – Visually.
It turns out that opting to use a stand up desk at a government office can create a stir. But why? Thomas Jefferson stood at his “tall desk” while conceiving architectural blueprints for buildings such as the Virginia State Capitol. Prussian Prime Minister Otto von Bismarck used one, as did statesman Winston Churchill, as does Donald Rumsfeld. […]
To begin, I’ll note that there is some dispute about the origins of Chief Seattle’s famous speech/letter about the preservation of land. As one (the most famous) story goes, Chief Seattle of Washington State’s Duwamish tribe sent a letter in 1854 to President Franklin Pierce — a plea to stop the selling of native land […]
American writer of experimental novels, who lived long times in Mexico City, Tanger, Paris, and London. Burroughs’s homosexual themes in THE NAKED LUNCH (1959) and the frankness with which he dealt with his own experiences as a drug addict sparkled the last major obscenity trial in U.S., but won him a following among writers, musicians, […]
My favorite places in the world are those which transport me to eras of history that I am inspired by or curious about — in the case of Café Odeon, it is where my artistic heroes spun great works and rulers caffeinated their power. Odeon has seen the faces and heard the voices of history’s […]
Great writers read for perspective and ideas. Here is a new perspective on how the capital vices can turn into web writing sins. Sloth Don’t be lazy, edit every little detail. We’re putting this at the head of the pack because it just might be the most important detail in crafting a triumphant portfolio of writing. Edit and proof […]