Tag Archives: Amy Tan

Needs Work

Angels surely must have wept when Shakespeare penned his immortal sonnets. But I wonder if they laughed or shook their celestial curls in disbelief when they read this: A Juggler named Jake There was a juggler named Jake, Who everyone … Continue reading

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Two Photographs

What luck! Just the other day, I saw that the wonderful author Amy Tan was going to be at a Barnes & Nobles talking about her newest book, The Valley of Enchantment. So I hopped on a train to Manhattan … Continue reading

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Life Changer

“Those who do not have the power over the story that dominates their lives — power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new … Continue reading

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High Anxiety

“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.” Robert Hughes, author and art critic “Don’t permit fear of failure to prevent effort.” John Wooden, college basketball coach I … Continue reading

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Cross Writing

“Here’s a rare thing, a painter who can write.” Sinclair Lewis While watching a PBS American Masters special on Thomas Hart Benton, a populist  American artist who’s been both praised and panned, a brief comment about his autobiography, An Artist … Continue reading

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