Independent writer/ essayist
Alias: Julia Caesar
Connecting history and philosophical ideas through the ages in the pursuit of our common Culture.
Monsters Я US: the Next Computer DeGeneration
ART IS “SEEING” Let’s look again: So what happened? “Pay attention!” our teachers and parents would say. It was well meaning and it was intented to instruct us in the virtue of attention, to prepare us to receive knowledge. We “pay” attention, meaning that it costs us something, it is worth our time and we invest in the act of being attentive because there are sacred developmental steps in learning. What we give our attention to shapes our sense of the world, perception and relations. What shapes the minds of our kids today? What images are coding their schema? How are today‘s computer animation and digital/media art trends a reflection of a botched universal education and a complete break from reality and culture?
It Ain’t Over T’ill the Black Widow Sings—A Greek Tragedy in Italy with a Splash of Commedia d’ell arte
A stylish production all dressed to kill in vintage Gucci hot iron lapels and tempers, complimentary power suits and pin stripped scars of love and jealousy—a world adorned with decadence, betrayal, passion and ambition tells its story of a famed famiglia whose roots run deep—Six feet deep in this Crime Saga about the Gucci‘s cursed legacy.
The Eagle: American Vision in Flight and our Uncancellable History
"With this, Menelaus left them, looking round him as keenly as an eagle, whose sight they say is keener than any other bird—however high he may be in the heavens, not a hare that runs can escape him by crouching under a bush or thicket, for he will swoop down upon it and make an end of it”. Homer, The Iliad.
Home of the 3rd Culture Kid
Neither our parents nor our childrens experience can explain Language without borders galaxies with no name We found comfort in being foreign to the family we had known
The Golden Section of Writing:
The Golden Section of Creativity How do we measure creativity, luck, inspiration? The Golden Section, that well established Golden Ratio of 1.618 symbolized by the Greek φ (Phi) named after Phidias (Φειδίας), considered the greatest sculptors of ancient Greece (Parthenon, Acropolis,Temple of Zeus) can be a useful tool for finding harmony and proportion, breaking from patterns, changing lanes, and exploring the unknown in order to grow in our professions. We know that numbers are not spirit, or living things but a way to convey meaning, place holders or conversion tools to measure and define what is unknown, mysterious, or what we call inspiration. Building on that logic we can apply the Golden Ratio to Creativity: could its source equally be found in between those irrational numbers somewhere between 0-1 or 1.618 and 1.618..9, those infinite numbers of expression? As writers how can we stretch the imagination in a way that (Adler/Wolff, 1960) described geometry “Nothing but the mind can draw a Euclidean circle”. That which is without definition is the destination.
For the Shear Love of it—Nature’s Lessons on Interior Peace
The seeds that I planted inside this February all died by May and this is why I love gardening— Human attempts to imitate nature often fall by the wayside as we are reminded of our small stature when it comes to the environment and our innate desire to cooperate within its natural laws. More than ever in a tech-driven hyper-digital world compounded by sociopolitical unrest, we need to enter into and create our Gardens of Eden of refreshment, peace and contemplation.
The Genus of Peonies
How oft I rise to peek mine eyes To see are they yet a’bloom? The Queens of late Spring, early June, A Masquerade unfolds