In Our Darkest Times…..

In our darkest times, we need to take warmth and light from the little things. The warmth of a smile, the light in one’s eyes. There are times in life when one faces the deep and dark. A blackness that would cower even the bravest and best. And all we have to fight the darkness … Continue reading

My List of Classical Music Composers and their Works

  ~ The Music Lesson by Lord Frederic Leighton ~ “The end of all good music is to affect the soul.”  ~ Claudio Monteverdi There is a certain charm in classical music. A certain class. There are some who pretend to listen to classic pieces in hope to look cultured and refined. They pretend to … Continue reading

Blog Stats: 2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 46,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 11 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.

A Philosopher’s Code

The Jews, Christians, and Muslims believe that God created man in his own image. The interpretation of this notion is many and I shall not go into detail each and every one of them except but to offer one of my own. The Creator blessed us, at the point of creation, with his divine flame … Continue reading

My Life, My Work, My Immortal Beloved

Today I saw a vision while I was taking a walk at night near the place I work. I saw my life’s work in its complete fullness. A compilation of humanity’s greatest work.  What I saw moved my heart from admiration to tears, and to elation. I saw the most beautiful pieces of poetry, and the … Continue reading