Category Archives: Art

One Minute

“In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.”  Vincent VanGogh   Advertisements

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Toys “Were” Us

Cabbage Patch Doll. 1983. Teddy Ruxpin. 1995. Tickle Me Elmo. 1996. Furby. 1998. Pokemon. 1999. Nintendo, XBox, Playstation. Forever. These are just a few of the toys that made us lose our mind. Marketing strategies stirred up popularity, kids begged … Continue reading

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The Million Dollar Tip

He didn’t have change to tip the courier who brought a message to his Tokyo hotel room. So Albert Einstein wrote him a brief note on hotel stationery, telling him it might be of some value later. The 1922 message … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat

If you contribute to the estimated $3. billion in Halloween candy sales in the US, you might be interested to know what is most popular in your state. The surprising winner was candy corn, selected by at least 6 states. … Continue reading

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The Lady in the Van

“And what I’ve learned, and maybe she taught me, is that you don’t put yourself into what you write. You find yourself there.” Alan Bennett . This brilliant insight comes from the British playwright, author, actor as he recounts the … Continue reading

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“Don’t Push the River…

…It Flows by Itself.” Released by author and Gestalt therapist Barry Stevens, it was the self-help book of my generation. The pages are well worn, dog-eared, book-marked and highlighted in my copy of the 1970 book. I often recommended it … Continue reading

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Ancient Trees

  She took her camera to some of the darkest, most isolated places on earth, to photograph trees that have survived thousands of years. Beth Moon, famed photographer and  author of the 2014 book, Ancient Trees:Portraits of Time, studied the … Continue reading

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