What is a zibaldone? Lately, I’ve been focussing on the history and use of the zibaldone or commonplace book.A zibaldone is an Italian vernacular commonplace book. The word means a heap of things … [Read more...] about On keeping a zibaldone
Thoughts, questions, observations, and general reflections on life.
Micah 4:4 The age-old fig tree We installed our barbecue and table in the shade of the old fig tree on our courtyard. It was fresh and pleasant under his leaves in times of intense heat … [Read more...] about Each man under his own vine and fig tree
Portret of John Vernon Lord in my journal First impressions of an artists’ work are based on visual aspects. Investigating it further you go deeper into her or his world. And if there is one, the … [Read more...] about Inheritance from a younger self
In anticipation of the French presidential elections on April 23 and May 7, 2017, I browse one of my old notebooks seeking comments on the previous electoral duel. Not so difficult, the presidency in … [Read more...] about The navel of the South of France