Tag Archives: Art

life is but a dream

Good gosh, I’ve got to get back in the saddle here, somehow. Who knew I could have writer’s block about my own blog? One issue is the very open-endedness of my blog. When you can write about anything, what do … Continue reading

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it’s not polite to talk about yourself, but . . .

I’ve spent 9 posts trying to explain why I believe that astrology is a valid field of knowledge and study and not a pseudoscience or superstition. The topic is important in itself, but in the context of this blog and … Continue reading

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on the proper livelihood of the literary artist

In my last post I talked about how the e-book revolution, despite the high level of automation that it is bringing to the publishing process, has multiplied the labor of authors by giving them more tasks to do. Since this … Continue reading

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my take on the greatest film of all time

Because I follow Encyclopedia Britannica’s Twitter feed, I was alerted to a blog-post on their site discussing a recent development in film criticism: the British Film Institute (BFI) had changed its determination of the best film ever made. Every 10 … Continue reading

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Story by Robert McKee

Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you’re a writer of drama or fiction, you need to master these rules before you consider breaking them. I knew from … Continue reading

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