Inspiration – Capturing What You See

Of all the forms of visual art, photography is unique in that it has the ability to capture moments in real-time, as they are happening, virtually instantaneously. Since it’s invention, the photographic camera has been used to capture moments from our everyday lives, recording birthdays, family gatherings, the building of new structures, Sunday afternoons, andContinue reading “Inspiration – Capturing What You See”

The Formula of the Fantastic (Part 1 of 2)

Before becoming an internationally acclaimed author, Daniel Kehlmann worked studiously towards a doctorate in both philosophy and literature. If not for his huge success as a writer, Kehlmann would have finished his doctoral dissertation on “the sublime” in the works of Immanuel Kant. Søren Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher, theologian, and psychologist, like Kant, believed stronglyContinue reading “The Formula of the Fantastic (Part 1 of 2)”

Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Did you know that there is not one, but three different saints named Valentine who are officially recognized by the Catholic Church? They were all martyred for different reasons at different times; small wonder there’s so much confusion about what Valentine’s Day is really about. The most popular story involves the Saint Valentine (or Valentinus)Continue reading “Celebrating Valentine’s Day”

Inspiration – The Stories Behind Histories

In his book The Magic Circle of Rudolf II: Alchemy and Astrology in Renaissance Prague, Peter Marshall explores the life and times of one of the Hapsburg family’s most misunderstood members, Rudolf II, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire from 1576 to 1612. Marshall examines Rudolf, not from a 21st century context, but in theContinue reading “Inspiration – The Stories Behind Histories”