Art as Focus or Footnote?

When I first visited museums, curators were catalogers. They organized, identified and labeled. Remember the brass attribution tags? Today things are different. Curators are educators, critics, philosophers and marketeers, and interns do the cataloging. Of course, there’s a lot to like … Continue reading

New How to Stop Smoking Book

I just published a short self-help book on how to quit smoking. The book describes an easy-to-follow program grounded in behavioral psychology. I wrote the program nearly thirty years ago and used it to stop smoking after many abortive attempts … Continue reading

The DaVinci Principle: The Power of the Person

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” Henry David Thoreau:  Civil Disobedience and Other Essays I think you’ll agree, Thoreau’s characterization describes most of us.  Like T.S. Elliot’s J. … Continue reading