Date Archives January 2016

Cruelty and Faith

Reading For the Time Being by Annie Dillard. The book explores the far reaches of cruelty and of faith, from the Chinese Emperor Qin, Pol Pot of Cambodia and Stalin in Russia to the Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a man of profound faith and also an anthropologist who discovered Peking Man. Dillard spends… Read More

Old Masters Redux

I am working on the pastiches of old master paintings with modern technology intruding. Reading Carly Simon’s autobiography – Boys in the Trees –  nearing the end. So much of the book devoted to sex, you would think there is no other thing to do in life. Our beings being divided, as we are, among… Read More