The Gary Lachman Interview

(Reposting Interview with Gary Lachman because he has a new book called “Dreaming Ahead of Time: Experiences with Precognitive Dreams, Synchronicity and Coincidence”) “Lachman writes about philosophical and mystical ideas with exceptional grace, forcefulness and clarity.” – The Washington Post. ” The NYT – “Gary Lachman makes ideas thrilling”. Once upon a time Gary playedContinue reading “The Gary Lachman Interview”

Thank you Victor Janusz, the great piano man from Seattle – what a lovely, feisty and funny review of “A European Odyssey”

MINI-REVIEW. “European Odyssey: How A Boxer’s Daughter Found Grace” by Bailey Alexander . More info: http://www.baileyalexander.com (Disclaimer: I met the author 30 years ago in Seattle, both of us steeped in the entrepreneurial spirit, we helped each other at many turns– her endless forays, which the book covers early on, and she joined my SeattleContinue reading “Thank you Victor Janusz, the great piano man from Seattle – what a lovely, feisty and funny review of “A European Odyssey””

The Reading Season: Dorothy Parker

To read Dorothy Parker is to feel sad, then glad her short stories are such rare jewels. She battled alcohol addiction and suffered so many suicide attempts – but those short stories are sublime. “Big Blonde” always stands out. And you will feel sad and that was Dorothy’s way. Always ‘living off the calls’, ‘tryingContinue reading “The Reading Season: Dorothy Parker”

The Reading Season: Dawn Powell, The American Writer

I’m going to talk about the writer Dawn Powell, but please, don’t hesitate to read my book – if you like coffee, or miss travel, you’ll love it – it’s called A European Odyssey; How a boxer’s daughter found grace. In my book I take you everywhere, from Seattle, across Canada and all over Europe.Continue reading “The Reading Season: Dawn Powell, The American Writer”

As the world turns, tensions slowly subside, in Europe.

If you read my book, and you really should, A European Odyssey; How a boxer’s daughter found grace, I take you on a fantastic tour around Europe. Where I treat each country like a personality. Rome reminds us about the mythic twins, Venice as the world’s most glamorous aunt, Paris the prettier sister, Prague theContinue reading “As the world turns, tensions slowly subside, in Europe.”

The Reading Season: Mike Nichols: A Life

If you need a laugh, ‘Mike Nichols: A Life, by Mark Harris is the ticket. “Mike Nichols burst onto the scene as a wunderkind; while still in his 20’s, he was half of a hit improv duo with Elaine May that was the talk of the country….from lonely outsider to the center of more thanContinue reading “The Reading Season: Mike Nichols: A Life”

Italy and campanilismo; it’s provincial and parochial and it can also be charming and understandable.

What is campanilismo? It’s excessive civic pride, it’s an exaggerated attachment to the customs and traditions of one’s own town. It’s localism, parochialism, similar to provincialism. And here in Piemonte it’s intense, perhaps more evident, than other parts of Italy. It can inspire rivalry and discourage people from working together. It’s also charming and quiteContinue reading “Italy and campanilismo; it’s provincial and parochial and it can also be charming and understandable.”

This time I got interviewed – by Randell Green on Anygivenrunway

It was a trip to think back on all those places, all those cultural cliffs; we jumped off so many. Perhaps too many. Thankfully I kept a blog and a journal along our nomadic life. How could I have remembered the details? If often felt like sensory overload, that low level stress of being anContinue reading “This time I got interviewed – by Randell Green on Anygivenrunway”

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