Young and Thrifty

In the world we live in there's always the temptation to buy sham happiness. I try to resist it. The yogurt we buy doesn't put on our face the happy smile of the model advertising it. The sports shoes on the billboard don't make us better runners. And even the latest bestseller from a familiar … Continue reading Young and Thrifty


How Leonardo da Vinci’s Drawing Method Can Improve Our Writing

The epitome of the Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci was, among many other things, a masterful drafter. I believe his drawing method can inspire not only painters, illustrators, or cartoonists but also writers. It can help us write better.  By adapting his drawing method to our writing practice, we could improve not only the precision … Continue reading How Leonardo da Vinci’s Drawing Method Can Improve Our Writing

Hands From the Past

Hands from the past reaching out to us: Ocher red, white, dark, brown, Five-fingered, four-fingered, three-fingered, Hand stencils sprayed on the wall, Ocher mixed with spit, mixed with blood, Blown through hollow bones; Art as a plea for us to remember Ourselves when we did not have faces. Our words now are like hand stencils … Continue reading Hands From the Past