I’m using RT-Theme 17 from stmcan. It’s one of these new “responsive” WordPress themes that looks good on a computer, a tablet, or a phone. Try resizing this window in a web browser to make it smaller – you’ll see how everything shifts around so it looks good at a variety of different screen sizes. Pretty cool, isn’t it?
Things May Look a Bit Odd Here for a While…
…as I update the site theme. 🙂
Thanks to JLB Creatives for their Author Splash Featuring my Novel, CONQUEST
JLB Creatives are kind enough to run an Author Splash featuring CONQUEST. Visit JLB Creatives at this link. Follow JLB Creatives on Twitter: @JLBCreatives
A New Tweet Praising CONQUEST
It was great to see this today on Twitter! Thanks, Kate!
“Fundamentals” Word Cloud
Word cloud via wordle.net. This seems like a good occasion to recap the fundamentals – except, you can’t recap them. You have to see them for yourself. The thing that a work of art achieves can’t be expressed in any merely intellectual words.
This One Sneaks Up On You
This one sneaks up on you and then delivers a really powerful emotional insight in the last lines. It’s by Robert Frost. It doesn’t matter what it’s called – the title’s just a fakeout so you won’t see the end of it coming. (It’s called “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”). At first it seems like it’s very tame, … Read More
“School of Athens”
Here’s “School of Athens” by Raphael. Doesn’t it fill you with an awe and reverence and admiration for learning?
Unforgettable Emotional Insight from Tolstoy’s “War and Peace”
WAR AND PEACE has tons of amazing, unforgettable moments in it. There’s a thread listing many of them, on Goodreads. Here’s one of my favorites. BTW, this text is from the spectacular translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. I can’t recommend their many translations from great Russian writers, highly enough. To the right Rostov saw the first rows of … Read More
What It Feels Like to Live in 1650 (Emotional Insight from Vermeer)
Looking at this painting fills me with emotions like those I might have if I were actually there witnessing the thing it depicts. I feel for that milkmaid. It looks to me like she recently handwashed all of her clothes, but there’s dirt from much use that just won’t come out. But look how carefully, faithfully, diligently she’s doing her … Read More