The Dialogue

Holidays

Art

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The Dialogue

Correcting an Oversight “However, there must be joy in the sorrow if we are to go forward. My Christmas joy…

Holidays

An Addition from Lithuania     Last year, I added a small piece to the autumn village, which I called…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux…

Connected

The Anatomy of an Attack Did you know that October is Cybersecurity Month? I would like to share an alarming…

The Dialogue

Correcting an Oversight “However, there must be joy in the sorrow if we are to go forward. My Christmas joy came in the form of a photograph, of my Mother. Below, is the printout from eBay, no less, which Kate purchased for me – yes, this is my favorite Christmas gift! I cannot believe that…

Holidays

An Addition from Lithuania     Last year, I added a small piece to the autumn village, which I called a solarium; along with the tea house. I had found it at a second hand store, been intrigued; as it was not like anything I had seen before, deciding it must be something placed over…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~     Peasants Crossing Stream by Jan Siberechts I am not sure why this painting appeals to me as much as it does, as its pallet is much darker than I would normally be…

Connected

The Anatomy of an Attack Did you know that October is Cybersecurity Month? I would like to share an alarming statistic; Europol threat assessment reported that cybercrime is a three trillion dollar business. The dollar amount is higher than the drug trade which includes; heroin, marijuana and cocaine combined. I hate to paint such a…

A View from the Road

Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial “They that go down to the sea in ships.” 1623-1923 By chance, we stopped in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where we happened to spot this very familiar View from the Road: The Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial. The memorial includes bronze plaques that list the names and dates of people who perished at sea; from the…

From the Editor

“Sears is Now a Penny Stock” I saw the above headline, regarding Sears, and decided I needed to read the story. “In the latest indignity for a once-grand retailer, the share price fell below $1 on Friday for the first time in the company’s history, dropping as much as 15% to 85 cents in midday…

Poet’s Corner

Standing Watch The once bright canvas is fading fast. Soon only the brown curled up leaves will remain as they await a gusty wind or the weight of the first snow to plummet them to ground where they will be crumbled into little pieces to be reclaimed by the earth. The starkly naked trunks and…

Film’s Recommended by Marcial

  This is a trading world and men, women and children, who cannot live on gravity alone, need something to satisfy their gayer, lighter moods and hours, and he who ministers to this want is in a business established by the Author of our nature.  If he worthily fulfills his mission and amuses without corrupting,…