Aesthetics, Endeavors, Life

Beyond the Silver Glass

Featured photo credit:Tim Sheerman-Chase on VisualHunt.com / CC BY

Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer. ~Rilke

How I went from what’s in the mirror to who I am on my own terms

Plenty of books will tell you everything you need to know about your best colors, lines, and ways of presenting yourself. Actually, it seems there is way too much (and conflicting) information out there. So what am I telling you that’s new? Continue reading “Beyond the Silver Glass”

Arts, Culture, Endeavors

Prokudin-Gorsky’s Images of Early 20th-Century Russia

Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii / Public domain-Russia

The “Russias”

Stretched across two continents, lies that far-flung spread known in the broadest terms as “Russia,” though it has often been pluralized as “the Russias.” Part European, part Asian, the national anthem memorializes this diverse conglomeration of tribes and ethnicities as “the age-old union of fraternal peoples.” Continue reading “Prokudin-Gorsky’s Images of Early 20th-Century Russia”

Endeavors, Life

When Life, Education, and Career Don’t Connect

This is for a beautiful woman I had a conversation with one solitary evening. She knows who she is.

Sleter, Francesco; A Representation of the Liberal Arts: Ceiling Design for the State Dining Room at Grimsthorpe Castle; Tate.

We were discussing the frustrations of our lives and how we are both at “that certain age” with college degrees and no place to use them. A lot of people are experiencing this now, at all ages, and not just women. Continue reading “When Life, Education, and Career Don’t Connect”