The Castle is a novel by Franz Kafka which explores psychological themes such as separation, loneliness, and discontent caused by isolation in a bureaucratic government. It follows one individuals struggle to gain access to the remote officials who govern a village from the safety of an inaccessible castle. It is a book brimming with darkness...
James Douglas Morrison Clarke aka Jim Morrison was born December 8, 1943 and died on July 3, 1971. He was only 27 years old at the time of his death. Most people know him as the lead singer from the band, the Doors. But Jim was much more than that, Jim was an American singer, songwriter,...
I read Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing August 1, 2001 on the day it was published, and on my birthday. It has become woven into the inner being of who I am. The human world is not simple. The world we made is a tangled disaster of rules and bureaucracies that make...
Ripellino’s Magic Prague is a dense and magical foray into the altered state of consciousness that is Prague. Ripellino slips into the style of melodrama and ghost stories as he writes of the time of Rudolf II, the alchemists, the Jewish Quarter, the Golem, the pubs, the funereal malevolence of its architecture, of Holan and Kafka,...
So you went back to the land of your ancestors, reconnected to a past that you knew little about and then made art about it? Exactly! She said… Here’s a bit of her backstory on the Czech psyche. In the fall of 2009, Jessica Seran was invited to Tábor – a small town in the Czech Republic that...
I have a growing collection of cookbooks and when I was at the local library shop and saw this large and thick book with the strong man carrying a bushel of peaches on the cover, it caught my eye. I have to confess, getting a gorgeous and color filled, high quality $35 cookbook for only...