my year of rest and relaxation

it’s a bit of a cliché but sometimes there are books that really resonate with you, where you are in life, reflect exactly how you’re feeling – your current malaise.  i picked this book up knowing absolutely nothing about it i honestly just liked the cover and took it home, sneak reading it when the brats were comatose.  it chronicles the travails of a worn out new yorker and her


I’m not exactly a huge comic nerd but I read this interview with Olivia Jaimes the artist behind ‘Nancy’ and was immediately smitten. She describes how the character is basically a spoiled little shit but unapologetically so.  How endearing… More here. by Hugh O’Malley, Beauty Photographer Shanghai

listen to me marlon

Just watched this fascinating documentary about Marlon Brando that used extensively audio recordings of him. Really enlightening watch and it catalogued in detail his personal dramas, his struggles, his thought processes as an artist and you can keenly feel how much of a philosopher he was. Really an amazing individual. Most fascinating for me were his struggles with film as a medium of conveying deep personal truths and how he

light the dark

Been reading a great book recently called “Light The Dark Writers On Creativity, Inspiration, And The Artistic Process” by Joe Fassier.    it’s a fascinating glimpse into a wide variety of writers’ approaches to writing and what inspired them.  I don’t read a lot of poetry but I was really intrigued by Emma Donoghue’s (an Irish writer) chapter and her being inspired by this poem by Emily Dickinson: Wild nights