"A man is judged by his enemies, this MEdiaDragon guys must be quite good men indeed."
Memory is a savage editor. It cuts time’s throat. It concertinas life’s slow unfolding into time-less event, sifting the significant from the insignificant in a heartless, hurried way. It unlinks the chain. But how did you know what counted unless you let time pass?
“Knowledge of each other, not of the flesh but through the flesh, knowledge of self, the real him, the real her, in extremis, the mask slipped from the face…”
Tom Stoppard: The Greatest Definition of Love
Rebellion was fierce, apocalyptic, "the patron saint of rebellion." That tyrannical will helped forge her art but ruined her life...
Why Books Rock ... Wkrs. Actual poems never live up to our hopes for them. As a result, Ben Lerner writes, “poetry isn’t hard, it’s impossible"...
"There's no such thing as courage... There's only fear. A fear of getting hurt and a fear of dying."
“Stoppard and other like minded Bohemians believe in something we call civic culture, because culture is not just something that can be bought,”It needs to be shared with everybody.”
Is always more than what we dare confide….
~ From Unsaid, by Dana Gioia
I am in the business of creating compelling stories. As a filmmaker, I need to understand how stories touch audiences—why one story is an instantly appealing box office success while another fails miserably to connect. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the world’s most talented storytellers—gifted directors, novelists, screenwriters, actors, and other producers—and from them I’ve gleaned insights into the alchemy of great stories. Make no mistake, a hit movie is still an elusive target, and I’ve had my share of flops. But experience has at least provided me with a clear sense of the essential elements of a story and how to tap into its power. The Four Truths of the Storyteller
Perhaps we should read it, as some have read More’s Utopia, as a satire on current society
Stu Allen (Winstondad’s Blog) founded the Shadow Panel back in 2012, and I was a late addition to what turned out to be a seven-strong initial group. Back then, of course, we were shadowing the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and big names that year included Haruki Murakami (1Q84) and Umberto Eco (The Prague Cemetery) – although the biggest book belonged to Péter Nádas, with Parallel Stories coming in at a shelf-breaking 1300+ pages…
For centuries, people, groups, and cultures have used stories for a variety of purposes, right? They used them to pass on their history. They used them as instructional tools. They used them to inspire belief.
As many of you know, it’s my view that organizations, rightly understood, are communities of humans *7 reasons leaders should be great storytellers
The Storytellers for Good program (S4G) Program
Two debut poetry collections
Former Director at Facebook Says Storytelling is the Best Marketing
I had given thought to acting, but I never really had a good enough opportunity or a character who made sense and paralleled my life a little bit. I feel like I'm one of the poster boys for a bad guy in a movie. I feel like I'm a good person to play a bad guy in a movie. I can say that.
~ Gucci Mane
We spent lazy days. We’d get up fairly early. In the morning, there was often mist – or rather a blue vapor that freed us from the law of gravity. We were light, so light… When we went down Charles Bridge, we hardly touched the sidewalk. Death By Water
Bohemians reviews a biography of Helen Gurley Brown: "My 90 years were just divine! And, oh, the sex! I averaged 10 lovers a year! How else do you learn?"...
Better a good venereal disease than a moribund peace and quiet.” Time inside Loneliness would be 125 this year. His age is showing...