Category: Art

Shakespeare, Darlings…

It’s Shakespeare, darlings, try not to screw it up. Several years ago I went on a trip with my husband and there was this guy walking around wearing a red and white t-shirt with a picture of Shakespeare on it and the caption read, “This shit writes itself.” […]

Stanyan Street.

There’s a good chance that you’ve never heard of Rod McKuen. There’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Rod McKuen and just don’t know that you have, yet. A prolific poet and composer, credited with more than two hundred albums and more than thirty collections of poetry, […]

Quotes from Joan Didion.

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live. To see enough and write it down, I tell myself, and then some day when I am only going through the motions and doing what I am supposed to do which is write, on that bankrupt morning I will simply […]

The Origins of Voice.

Author Richard Thomas has written a great article here at Storyville , for the new Lit Reactor writers forum and workshop, about finding ones voice as a writer.One of the things Mr. Thomas suggests, an exercise of writing down your five favorite authors, books, movies, and t.v. shows~ […]

The Big Blue Marble

Those of us of a certain age may remember the children’s programming of the 1970’s that promoted social and cultural awareness, the idea that we are all different but really, we are all the same. Shows like ZOOM, The Electric Company, The New Zoo Revue, Villa Alegre, and […]