January162014

"When I looked at the painting I felt the same convergence on a single point: a glancing sun-struck instance that existed now and forever. Only occasionally did I notice the chain on the finch’s ankle, or think what a cruel life for a little living creature - fluttering briefly, forced always to land in the same hopeless place."

From ‘The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt

"When I looked at the painting I felt the same convergence on a single point: a glancing sun-struck instance that existed now and forever. Only occasionally did I notice the chain on the finch’s ankle, or think what a cruel life for a little living creature - fluttering briefly, forced always to land in the same hopeless place."

From ‘The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt

November202013
Jean Harlow, ‘Riffraff’ (1936)

Jean Harlow, ‘Riffraff’ (1936)

November72013
Miner’s family at Scott’s Run, West Virginia, photographed by Lewis Hine, 1937.

"This picture was taken at the natural supper hour. The man is a mine mechanic who installed all kinds of machinery. At first he refused to be photographed and cursed us and the government and the coal operators as being entertained by his minery. As we talked to him he showed us six statements which he held in five different bankrupt mines on Scott’s Run. He had not been paid his last pay in any bankruptcy."

Miner’s family at Scott’s Run, West Virginia, photographed by Lewis Hine, 1937.

"This picture was taken at the natural supper hour. The man is a mine mechanic who installed all kinds of machinery. At first he refused to be photographed and cursed us and the government and the coal operators as being entertained by his minery. As we talked to him he showed us six statements which he held in five different bankrupt mines on Scott’s Run. He had not been paid his last pay in any bankruptcy."

August42013

“My father is Abraham Lincoln – I mean I think of Lincoln as my father. He was wise and kind and good. He is my ideal, Lincoln. I love him.” 

Marilyn Monroe, who died 51 years ago today
 
 

“My father is Abraham Lincoln – I mean I think of Lincoln as my father. He was wise and kind and good. He is my ideal, Lincoln. I love him.” 

Marilyn Monroe, who died 51 years ago today

 

 

July152013
Brighton beach in the early 1930s, beneath the track of the Volk’s Railway.

Brighton beach in the early 1930s, beneath the track of the Volk’s Railway.

June292013

“You really can’t write unless you read. You have to know what the game is all about.” —Harold Brodkey

Marilyn Monroe at home, photographed by Andre de Dienes, 1952

“You really can’t write unless you read. You have to know what the game is all about.” —Harold Brodkey

Marilyn Monroe at home, photographed by Andre de Dienes, 1952

June192013
This photo of Marilyn Monroe visiting Mexico in 1962 inspired the cover of my novel, ‘The Mmm Girl',and I still love the warmth, innocence and hopefulness in Marilyn's eyes, as if to say - “Cheers, no tears…”

This photo of Marilyn Monroe visiting Mexico in 1962 inspired the cover of my novel, ‘The Mmm Girl',and I still love the warmth, innocence and hopefulness in Marilyn's eyes, as if to say - “Cheers, no tears…”

June132013
‘The Season At Brighton’, 1870

‘The Season At Brighton’, 1870

June52013
Brixton in fog, 1952

Brixton in fog, 1952

June12013
Marilyn Monroe, born on this day in 1926. 

 ’So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.’ - F. Scott Fitzgerald, ‘The Great Gatsby’

Marilyn Monroe, born on this day in 1926.

 ’So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.’ - F. Scott Fitzgerald, ‘The Great Gatsby’

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