An italian movie adventure

Experience a movie adventure of a lifetime Prepare yourself to be part of the cast and crew in the production of “Federico Fellini CINE-Magician” during October 2006 in Rome, Italy Apply for tutoring under the direction of Maestro Aldo Vidali…

SELF IMPOSED PRISONS

For most of us, when we think of prisons we picture large concrete buildings, barbed wire, electric fences, and steel bars. We envision criminals being held there for crimes against society. There is also a different kind of prison. This…

Perseverance

When the veil of darkness has draped itself around your life and concealed the tears of your pain and despair, when you stand alone in your hour of adversity and need and no-one is willing to stand beside you, when…

ORGANICS Or…Elsie Now Cows Us All

Or a fish…or a hairdresser’s product, I might add to the advice from Springfield above. On Saturday, May 22, the San Francisco Chronicle announced on its front page that there would be changes in the standards for organic foods that would permit the…

THE PITTS: A 9/11 Burrow of the American Family

In his epic theater, Bertolt Brecht sought to illuminate the historically specific features of an environment in order to show how that environment influenced, shaped, and often battered and destroyed the characters. Unlike dramatists who focused on the universal elements…

On Queues: The Chinese and USers

At the Chinese New Year celebration in San Francisco, Iris Chang spoke to me in a dream. With noisemakers blaring and dragons writhing serpentinely, she spoke of the memorization and mastery of Chinese classics which served as a safe outlet…

NUTS & BOLTS

It really isn’t that difficult to meet a mechanic and my first run in with this class of workman was fairly typical. Our car broke down. One minute we were chugging along (I say “chugging” because, contrary to the vehement…

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