Muse of the Day

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. Ayn Rand

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Strange Writing: Senryu

cold draft presses in teapot whistles, steam rises pushing back the cold

Strange Acoustics: Edward Scissorhands

I have been a huge fan of Matthew Borneand his ballet company New Adventures since I saw their production of Sleeping Beauty on tour in 2013. Matthew Bourne’s productions are known to feature avant-garde storylines, such as a gender swap production of swan lake and a ballet adaptation of the movie Edward Scissorhands. The ballet version... Continue Reading →

Muse of the Day

The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs. Charles Baudelaire

Strange Writing: Haibun

City Commute I don't miss much about my old city commute. Driving 40 minutes to the train station, cold waits on the platform. Sweating under layers while being pressed on all sides by strange shoulders. Pushing back out into the cold. Trudging eight blocks to the office. Peeling the layers off. Tugging them back on... Continue Reading →

Muse of the Day

I cannot write poetically, for I am no poet. I cannot make fine artistic phrases that cast light and shadow, for I am no painter. I can neither by signs nor by pantomime express my thoughts and feelings, for I am no dancer; but I can by tones, for I am a musician. Wolfgang Amadeus... Continue Reading →

Muse of the Day

What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams. Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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