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EMBRACING SYNCHRONICITY

January 10, 2015 “SYNCHRONICITY was painted at my house, without any memory of painting it. It was painted with enamel house paint and oils on canvas. The title was selected

MONKEY, A PAINTING, AND CHILDREN WHO ARE DIFFERENT

December 21, 2014 Davyd Whaley remains constantly on my mind. I’ve been going through his journals, and studying his paintings to commune with him, and in the process I’ve come

DAVYD WHALEY’S BIRTHDAY 2014

December 6, 2014 Today is Davyd Whaley’s birthday. He would have been 47. The sadness I feel about his loss wraps around me every day, like a cold wind barreling

EULOGY FOR DAVYD WHALEY

October 25, 2014 Thornton Wilder wrote, “The greatest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” So first of all, I am deeply grateful to Davyd, for all that

DAVYD’S MESSENGERS

October 18, 2014 It has been three days since Davyd Whaley passed away. Above is one of his paintings, which hung in our house for a long time until he

THE SOMETIMES UNCONSCIOUS WORLD OF AIMS AND METHODS

The PRETTY LITTLE LIARS summer finale airs tonight, wrapping up the first half of season 5. How quickly time flies. I came across an interview I did with Maria Mercedes Lara

FEAR AND ANXIETY IN “PRETTY LITTLE LIARS”

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.”  –Soren Kierkegaard “…There is a darker side to adolescence that, until now, was poorly understood: a surge during teenage years in anxiety and fearfulness. Largely because

DREAMSCAPES

  27.11.2011   Norman Buckley   Cinema   No comments

“Everything we see hides another thing. We always want to see what is hidden by what we see.” –Rene Magritte “Like all revolutions, the surrealist revolution was a reversion, a

FELLINI: CONSIDERING THE IDEAL

March 19, 2011 On our recent trip to Rome we went to the Trevi Fountain. Unlike the evocative scene in Fellini’s LA DOLCE VITA, the fountain was not deserted and

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PLACE

“And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.” –Shakespeare November 12, 2010 There’s an idea