The art of persuasion

Despite spending most of my working career associated with advertising, I watch very few commercials on television. As a life-long Subaru owner, it is perhaps no surprise that two of my favorites are for that vehicle. The first, which I have watched over and over (thanks to the DVR, which ironically also allows me to... Continue Reading →

Beautiful things

We are rich in artistic friends (and family), and as a happy result beautiful art fills our home, and even our woods. Last March a friend took care of the animals for a few days, and installed an outdoor show. In the summer the woodcuts blended in with the foliage, but in the starker winter, against a... Continue Reading →


I read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon, many years ago. It was one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read. When I reached the end, reluctant to part with the characters and the story that had so absorbed me, I read first the “Author’s Note” and then turned to... Continue Reading →

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