Can Art Save a Life? (Rothko and Pollock)

Can Art Save a Life? (Rothko and Pollock)

re-published on Arts Advocacy Day – March 12-13, 2018 I read on Brainpickings recently that Mark Rothko, the marvelous abstract expressionist painter, said that when people “weep” when seeing his paintings they are having the same transcendent experience he had...
Ira Glass on Inspiration

Ira Glass on Inspiration

Published on the birthday of Ira Glass, March 3, 1959  Ira Glass is an inspiration to me. His work on “This American Life” is consistently entertaining, invigorating, intriguing and surprising. It’s a very creative show, constantly pushing the limits...
Ursula Le Guin

Ursula Le Guin

Posted on the day Ursula Le Guin died October 21, 1929 – January 22, 2018 I’m saddened to hear of the passing of Ursula Le Guin. In honor of her legacy, here’s an excerpt from acceptance speech when she received the National Book Foundation’s Medal...