Muse of the Day

I don't expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses. . . I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death... Severus Snape Harry Potter and the... Continue Reading →


Strange Event: Repticon

Last weekend I accompanied my sister on an unusual shopping trip. Instead of work shoes or year round Halloween decorations, we were shopping for a new pet. We arrived at Repticon with one objective, searching through the numerous offerering of twenty plus vendors for either a Mexican curly haired or Brazilian black tarantula. Until my... Continue Reading →

Muse of the Day 

All your acts affect all the people, people that you don't even know. So we have to live with responsibility. We have to live knowing that we're not the only ones here and you're affecting somebody else always.  Diego Luna

Muse of the Day

I think now that I'm in the autumn of my life, and I'm getting a chance of having an overview and looking at the shape of how things happen, when things happen, why things happen, I think it was fitting that I spent most of my early career doing mask work, because I just don't... Continue Reading →

Muse of the Day

I think there's two things in human beings...that they want to be alone, but they also want to be together.  Marilyn Monroe (Marie Claire, 1960)

Strange Acoustics: Stay With Me

I'm a huge Sam Smith fan, and was lucky to catch him in concert two years ago. His voice sounds great in my headphones, but seeing his effortless delivery in person gave me a whole new appreciation for his talent.  Considering his uniquely strong voice, I never saw his songs as ones that another singer... Continue Reading →

Muse of the Day

Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn--that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of... Continue Reading →

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