Shared Pain and an Artist’s Tragedy

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Shared Pain and an Artist’s Tragedy

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The following post originally appeared on the Venture Galleries website.

The actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and I were neighbors in the way many New Yorkers are neighbors, which is to say: I never met him, never spoke a word to him. Our apartments were four read more

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I Walk the Line

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Someone all too recently explained to me that reposting the same content in two places (as I’ve been doing between here and Venture Galleries) offends the Google gods. Who knew? So go here for the latest post. read more

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3 Storytelling Lessons from American Hustle

As a novelist, I’m always looking to learn from the storytelling of others, no matter the medium.

For example, during a recent blizzard in the Brandywine Valley l watched All Is Lost, the cast of which consists entirely of Robert Redford. He’s on a solo read more

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The Art of Unanticipation

That first new book you plan to read in 2014…

You read about it somewhere or you heard about it or you’ve always meant to read it.

You know something of the plot. It’s about a woman who goes home to her family after a read more

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The Greatest Underdog Story Ever Told

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At the risk of stating the obvious, let me remind you that the Christmas Story is a story.

There have been songs written since, but the Christmas Story did not begin in song.

There is a philosophical element, but the philosophy of Jesus did not read more

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