Finding your bliss like Chef Piera

I’m writing about Chef Piera in my next book called, “Personal Legends of Piemonte”. Chef Piera reminds me of Joseph Campbell’s idea about Finding your bliss. It goes something like this: If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and theContinue reading “Finding your bliss like Chef Piera”

Bourdain’s Field Notes: Mexico

Anthony Bourdain’s wiki page: an American celebrity chef, author and travel documentarian who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. And what perspective! I wish I’d visited Mexico but he sure did. Notes on Mexico: Americans love Mexican food. We consume nachos, tacos, burritos, tortas, enchiladas, tamales and anything resembling Mexican in enormousContinue reading “Bourdain’s Field Notes: Mexico”

Are you journaling?

Just a friendly reminder to fellow writers out there – keep doodling and writing and recording everything you can. It’s proved critical. For me it’s like shopping for milk, if I forget it I’ll regret it later on. Going through my journals, no matter how trivial the entry, and most are….it not only provides details,Continue reading “Are you journaling?”

You have to take a train, and a bike, but it’s worth it.

When I lived in Amsterdam I thought it would be as easy as a walk down the street to see ‘Cafe Terrace at Night’. This was a favorite Van Gogh – however it wasn’t located in the city center. A minor trip was required to see a major piece of art. In fact I hadContinue reading “You have to take a train, and a bike, but it’s worth it.”

I’m neither the police nor a politician

I can’t patrol or control anything but my very own little space. Where I imagine and find solitude however I can. Where I can think and be grateful, to create and contemplate on how to be positive and contribute to our collective conscious. By providing pretty little pictures and personal feelings for free. However, latelyContinue reading “I’m neither the police nor a politician”

I just thought it’d be a fun romp…

…and yet it still moves me days after watching the documentary on Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman. For a couple that had to pretend for a living there was no pretense offered in this documentary by Ethan Hawke. It’s mesmerizing even though it’s long. We go deep into their marriage and it lasted so manyContinue reading “I just thought it’d be a fun romp…”

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