great writers

The Worst Lesson That Life Can Teach – American Pastoral Review

By |November 15th, 2016|

I did something rather odd last Tuesday. On the night of my country’s Presidential election, I went to the movies. I don’t have a TV, and even if I did, spending the evening waiting for election results felt … unnecessary. What makes this behavior […]

Steal This Quote: Kurt Vonnegut

By |June 19th, 2016|

Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God. It is so extraordinarily full of magic,
and in tough times of my life, I can listen to music and it makes such a difference.
— Kurt Vonnegut, American author, artist and activist

Now That Was A Thing!

By |April 15th, 2016|

March has come and gone, and April is about half over, yet somehow I feel like I’m still recuperating from my birthday month-long arts & culture extravaganza. “Extravaganza” may seem a bit strong of a word, but trust me, anything less would not do.

As I […]

Steal This Quote: Maya Angelou

By |February 22nd, 2016|

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
– Maya Angelou, American poet, author and civil rights activist

Extra! Extra! – Wordsmiths, Ballet Apps & Soot

By |January 25th, 2016|

The latter half of 2015 saw me running hither and yon to make a major life change and acclimate myself to a new job, a new city and a new routine. So even though the shift didn’t quell my hunger for arts & culture, I […]

Steal This Quote: Edgar Allan Poe

By |January 5th, 2016|

 

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many
things which escape those who dream only by night
– Edgar Allan Poe, American author, poet and father of the short story

Steal This Quote: Robert Frost

By |December 27th, 2015|

 

Only when love and need are one
And the work is play, for mortal stakes
Is the deed ever really done
For heaven and the future’s sakes
– Robert Frost, American poet

Steal This Quote: James Baldwin

By |September 7th, 2015|

The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it.
– James Baldwin, American playwright, poet, novelist and social activist

Steal This Quote: Victor Hugo

By |July 28th, 2015|

A writer is a world trapped in a person.
– Victor Hugo, French poet, playwright and novelist

Steal This Quote: Jack Kerouac

By |June 21st, 2015|

The only people for me are the mad ones,
the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk,
mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time.
– Jack Kerouac, American poet and novelist