MY RECENT POSTS
- Cooking with Chefs- Week 1
October 05, 2014 11:57AM
- The NYC Wine and Food
Festival: What Flavor is your
October 23, 2013 09:16PM
- Pandora’s Promise- A
Solution in Search of
June 13, 2013 03:16PM
- Appetizing Abraço
March 11, 2013 07:29PM
- Waiting for Monroe
January 24, 2012 02:32PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Thanks for your comment,
Elizabeth. It's easy to
attached to Italy. Best
October 16, 2010 08:49PM
- “Nicely put, Mary. The
stickiness of the old
June 05, 2010 06:48AM
- “A very generous
January 27, 2010 10:53AM
- “A very generous
January 27, 2010 10:53AM
- “I haven't seen Simone,
but checked it out on IMDB and
the story does share
November 13, 2009 11:38AM
- MY LINKS
For those curious about new directions in the culinary world, this past weekend offered views that would titillate anybody’s taste buds. Over the course of four days, The New York City Wine and Food Festival opened doors all over town for cooking, consuming… Read full post »
Preserving the health of Mother Earth may be the most pressing issue of our time, for if the earth is not fit for habitation, there will be no human issues left to solve.
In his enlightening new film, Pandora’s Promise, writer/director Robert Stone turns a thoughtful and intellig/… Read full post »
A Theatrical Monologue
JENNIFER, a young woman of 25, stands on a street, next to a park bench.
My boyfriend Tyler is meeting me. Tyler Monroe. He’ll be here any minute. You can’t miss him— he’s the really good-looking guy. Tall, with long brown hair, big wide shoulders - sig… Read full post »
Most songs sing stories about love, so doesn’t it make sense that a love story might sing songs? Such is the happy coupling in Double Time, although its evolution as a novel set to music was not as deliberate as the question sounds. It actually came about backwards- first it developed,/… Read full post »
A love story, set to music.
If your friends and family told the story of your life, how many different versions would there be? Dani Jackson’s shifting landscape is narrated by eight different voices, each with their own view of unfolding events.
Listen to excerpts at http://corin… Read full post »
The Descendants: Laughter is the Best Revenge
The Descendants opens with sunny shots of the mammoth mountains of Hawaii. What could better symbolize serenity, strength and stability? Except of course when they erupt, spewing flames and lava in a wanton tan… Read full post »
Reviews of Catfish, The Town, Restrepo, now out on DVD/digital download
For anybody wondering just what the US military involvement in Afghanistan entails, Sebastian Junger’s film Restrepo provides an up close and personal glimpse. Accompanying an army platoon deployed in the t… Read full post »
Final blaze of autumn
Golden grasses rise in burnished splendor
Before the coming storm.
Harvest pumkins sit
Ripe and ready, like stories,
Waiting for release.
Besides the skiing, one of the reasons I like to come to the old mining town of Telluride is for its free spirit that values outdoor adventure, new music and non-commercial culture. However, a recent foray out for dinner brought me face to face with creeping materialism in the shape… Read full post »
Gigi, famed French chanteuse from the 1960’s who followed in the footsteps of Edith Piaf and crossed paths with the Beatles, beloved on the stage and bewitching the airwaves, spun onto vinyl and splashed across the tabloids— surely her name rings a bell?
Ev… Read full post »
If I had a choice of how I would get to meet Ryan Stasik of Umphrey’s McGee, it probably wouldn’t be with my hair bobby-pinned back, wearing an apron, wielding a spatula in one hand and a potholder in the other. But thems the breaks as a volunteer in… Read full post »
Why Visit Ground Zero?
September 26, 2001
Since the attack of September 11, I've been drawn to lower Manhattan to see the devastation with my own eyes. When I told several people I was going, they asked why. So I think about that question on the train as… Read full post »
“Dimi,” says my Florentine hairdresser. To me, a stranger in the city and thousands of miles from home, this foreign phrase is as welcome as a slice of apple pie.
From my Italian teacher I learn that "Dimi" means "tell me". It’s a contraction of the Italian verb dire, to tell,
Once upon a time in a fair kingdom there was a blight upon the land. The sick and injured languished for lack of health insurance, education faltered because it was too expensive, and oldie folks quaked in their slippers for fear of outliving their savings.
This… Read full post »
Across The Great Divide
The United States… or are they? A current sampling of views from around the country offers a range of perspectives as broad and pointed as the Rockies: shotgun sales and animal rights, condoms from school nurses and purity balls, marijuana rallies and rapture supplies&m… Read full post »