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19
Dec
Oscar-Wilde

A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde, 1893

I love everything that I have read, written by Oscar Wilde. And although this play is by far not one of his best, particularly when we compare it to other of his wonderful plays such as The Importance of Being Ernest, in the end, it is most gratifying. Read moreRead more

10
Dec
Chris-Jordan

Catastrophic consequences

Several years ago, I received an email with a PowerPoint presentation called Running the Numbers on the photographic works of Chris Jordan; a US artist and former corporate lawyer. Read moreRead more

8
Dec
annie-leonard

A story you won’t believe!

THE STORY OF STUFF by Annie Leonard

Over fifteen million people have already seen this fantastic video about how stuff is actually made and the impact that it has on our planet and on ourselves. Read moreRead more

7
Dec
Tito-Graffe2

Are we digital junkies?

After a long, long, long time an old friend of mine and I reconnected and rekindled an old friendship which has led us to share lots of fun war stories; via the internet. Tito Graffe is a world traveled Venezuelan-born Canadian avant-garde photographer, film-maker and writer residing in New York and Montreal. Read moreRead more

5
Dec
life-in-a-day

Life in a day

This is the story of a single day on earth; a free full feature 90-minutes YouTube film by Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald and produced by legendary movie director Sir Ridley Scott. Btw, Ridley Scott directed the movie Blade Runner which I mentioned on a previous post below. Read moreRead more

4
Dec
women-in-art

Women in Art

This is a wonderful video by Philip Scott Johnson (2007)  which depicts 500 years of female portraits in Western Art. It utilizes some video morphing techniques dissolving one image into the next; thus, making it quite interesting. Read moreRead more

3
Dec
Bizarro-World

Seduced by the Cult of Leadership?

The sheer amount of management literature about Leadership is huge and it continues to grow. Leadership is covered from just about every angle, e.g. ethics, intelligence, heroism, cunning, character, risk, strength, meanness, weaknesses, spiritual, religious, sexual, psychological, historical and other traits ad infinitum. But, are they right? Read moreRead more

3
Dec
My-flight-with-and-eagle

My flight with an eagle

Are you interested in flying? Have you ever wondered what it feels like to fly a glider? The sport of soaring is a lot of fun. But on rare occasions, at least for me, you have a memorable flight. Come and join me on this short story.
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29
Nov
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Blade Runner

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, 1968. It is kind of interesting but I have observed that when a novel starts off as kind of dullish, it is a sign that it will turn out to be a wonderful book, in the end. Read moreRead more

28
Nov
James-Dean2

East of Eden

East of Eden is a 1952 novel by John Steinbeck. Recently I watched the 1955 film East of Eden based on John Steinbeck’s fantastic novel and directed by Elia Kazan. After more than half a century this movie hasn’t lost its luster and power. If you haven’t seen it… Read moreRead more

27
Nov
The-Grapes-of-Wrath-Movie

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath a master piece novel by John Steinbeck published in 1939. Somewhere I read recently that the Nobel Prize committee needed author John Steinbeck more than John Steinbeck needed them and I suspect whoever said that is correct. Read moreRead more