Adorable things Martha Graham has said

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will […]

The Finish Line

I rarely finish books I’m reading. I tend to stop at the 1/3 mark. Right now I’m stopped at these pages in these books: Javier Cercas, The Anatomy of a Moment: p. 134 Victor Serge, Memoirs of a Revolutionary: p.90 James Salter, Light Years: p. 78 Jean Strouse, Alice James: p. 66 Gay Talese, Thy […]


A few things I learned while shooting films at Wellesley with Chris (Mr. Chris), Brian (B-Flo), and Jeff (Jeff), who heroically subbed for Joe at the last minute, because Joe’s wife was really, really heroically giving birth to a meltingly beautiful girl: Young people are still reading Tocqueville! At least at Wellesley. Brian would like […]

Adorable things Thoreau has said

From his Journal: On a February morning: “It is still thawy.” In May: “This earth which is spread out like a map around me is but the lining of my inmost soul exposed.” Same day: “There was a time when the beauty and the music were all within, and I sat and listened to my […]

Adorable things my children have said

Four-year-old son, to his mother, after a moment of grave consideration: “I think I’m going to have a dinosaur phase.” Eight-year-old daughter, pretending to be a character in a game: “All right, everyone, let’s divide and conquer–whatever that means!” Daughter, to son, mildly offended: “Hey! You licked me!” Son: “I was licking you with my […]

The visual self

I was talking to the co-owner of an outstanding bookstore that specializes in rare and new books about food (it’s here), and he was saying there’s been a huge drop in the number of young collectors of antiques. Young people who place a high value on material objects–furniture, books, housewares, clothes, etc.–simply don’t exist anymore. […]

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