Archives for October 2012

Reflections on ‘Convegno Valentino’

For a list of the speakers at Convegno Valentino, the seminar on the life and career of Rudolph Valentino that was sponsored by the University of Turin Film Department in 2009, please click on the following link:

As with any series of presentations, in this case a study of the ‘refractions’ of a star that continues to shine, each speaker had his or her own points of view. [Read more…]


A recent conversation with a friend alerted you, by virtue of what was shared, to this concept. It was observed that, at the moment of death, the concentration this individual’s mother was exerting to be attentive to the things of the world, to be a good steward, suddenly dispersed, with the ferocity of a quiet, focused tornado, which cast them to the wind ~ that attention, those aspirations. Dear Friends, such is the way of the flesh. When it can no longer contain us, modulate who we are, we fly off the handle, so to speak, returning to the ONE which, on a micro level, you could call our grander self, which then fits into a succession of grander selves and ultimately the Source, the original thought. Think of yourself as a compressed spring while in the body, the tension of which simply explodes when released, rendering it invisible, both to the human eye and your own perceptions. [Read more…]