Amazon Takes on F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hollywood has been trying and failing to adapt Fitzgerald successfully for more than ninety years. And no one seems to be able to get it right, all adaptations being somewhat off key. Will anything keep this “Last Tycoon,” arriving today on Amazon Prime, from becoming another strident example? I watched the pilot, which has been […]

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Videos of Drawings

As I fill up my sketchbooks, I’ll be taking videos of myself doing the drawings. I have an iPad app which records at 6x speed, so the videos are quite short. Why am I doing this? I’m trying to understand what my sketching habits are as a wannabe artist so that I can improve. Here […]

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Graduation

Last night I had the pleasure of reading names at graduation. Before the ceremony I had fun hanging out with students. I never miss graduation because, except for a wedding, it is about the most life-affirming event one can attend — full of hope for the future in ways that few things are in life.

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