Monthly Archives: December 2010

Touched With Fire

February 20, 2006 Touched With Fire Touched With Fire” by Kaye Jamison Redfield explores the connection between Bipolar Disorder and the Artistic Temperament.  Many authors and artist suffer from what Patty Duke calls A Brilliant Madness.  There does seem to … Continue reading

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Doppelgangers

December 3, 2010 Doppelgangers Jesus, Oprah and Doppelgangers have dominated this week—reading wise anyway.  I read Phillip Pullman’s new book The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ and Kitty Kelley’s biography of Oprah this week.  Pullman deals with the … Continue reading

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Indiana Jones, He-Man, She-ra and Biblical Symbolism

2006 So much of our knowledge is filtered into our subconscious.  Even so, it is knowledge that is accessible and usable.  It often takes something like the process of writing to get in touch with all of the obscure references … Continue reading

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What Is It To Be An Artist?

September 10, 2001 What is it to be an artist? What is it to be a woman?  Or even a woman artist?  Does it mean being a rebel? A sophist? A sinner?  Or does it mean being celebrated? Being powerful … Continue reading

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Mistakes Were Made, But Not By Me!

August 3, 2007 “Mistakes Were Made, But Not By Me” is the title of a book I read this week.  It was a study of how we are hard wired to protect our ego at all costs.  This means that … Continue reading

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Fear and Trembling

February 10, 2010 Fear and Trembling Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard is not an easy read, but an interesting one.  I picked up The Essential Kierkegaard after Hurley noticed a French copy by a dead body in the episode … Continue reading

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Decoding Reality

September 17, 2010 In Decoding Reality, Vlatko Vedral discusses how our reality is based on how we process information.  He acknowledges that sociology, economics, biology, thermodynamics, Quantum Physics, computer science and philosophy all play a role.  Vlatko Vedral uses the … Continue reading

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