A Deathbed Perspective on the Business of Art

Linds Redding died of inoperable espohageal cancer. He was an art director who worked at BBDO and Saatchi & Saatchi. Linds kept a blog and one of the last pieces he wrote before he died, “A Short Lesson in Perspective,” explores his final frame of mind on the ad business and how many of us choose toContinue reading “A Deathbed Perspective on the Business of Art”

Fearing Atheism

Ironically, hearing Stephen Fry publicly articulate my very thoughts in his response to Irish TV presenter Gay Byrne’s question: “What would you say if you came face-to-face with God?” on Byrne’s show THE MEANING OF LIFE, gave me immense hope for the future. It’s folks like Rev Ian McNie who accused Fry of “spiritual blindness” that persuade me toContinue reading “Fearing Atheism”

Favorite Quotes: Chasing Success & The Wisdom of Viktor Frankl

I have finally begun reading Viktor Frankl’s book Man’s Search For Meaning. It has been recommended to me for years and I’m just now catching up to those recommendations (my therapist was the most recent and final impetus). Good thing I did, too. I hadn’t even gotten through the Preface when I was presented with aContinue reading “Favorite Quotes: Chasing Success & The Wisdom of Viktor Frankl”

Favorite Quotes: Martin Scorsese On The Uncomfortable Landscape Of Great Films

In a recent review of John Ford’s classic film The Searchers for The Hollywood Reporter, Martin Scorsese discusses why he believes (as so many do) that The Searchers is not just a great western, but a great film. Quite possibly one of cinema’s greatest films. Throughout his review of this classic, as well as Glenn Frankel’sContinue reading “Favorite Quotes: Martin Scorsese On The Uncomfortable Landscape Of Great Films”

Favorite Quotes: Martha Graham & The Quickening Of Unique Expression

“There is a vitality,  a life force,  an energy,  a quickening that is translated through you into action,  and because there is only one of you in all time,  this expression is unique. And if you block it,  it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” ― Martha Graham I foundContinue reading “Favorite Quotes: Martha Graham & The Quickening Of Unique Expression”

Favorite Quotes: Bruce Springsteen on Adulthood & Music

“For an adult, the world is constantly trying to clamp down on itself. Routine, responsibility, decay of institutions, corruption: this is all the world closing in. Music, when it’s really great, pries that shit back open and lets people back in, it lets light in, and air in, and energy in, and sends people homeContinue reading “Favorite Quotes: Bruce Springsteen on Adulthood & Music”

Santorum & The Evil That Men Do

“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.” –Blaise Pascal. It seems almost daily that I read another comment or another statement steeped in fear and hatred uttered from the lips of Rick Santorum, self-proclaimed Christian and American moralist. I do, thankfully, realize that Santorum doesContinue reading “Santorum & The Evil That Men Do”