The Power of POV

I read Black Beauty again as an adult. A child’s mom. A dog’s mom. It was so disturbing as to be painful. I still cringe at the thought of a bit in the mouth. The power of this book comes partly from being told in first person, i.e. the narrator is Black Beauty and we … Read more

Art and Heart

Asian art has always been my thing. I studied it in college and have traveled to many of the sites. The L.A. County Museum of Art has a world-famous collection and it’s always a joy to visit. This time I enjoyed a wonderful Shiva Nataraja, the Dancing Shiva. An important Indian icon is the goddess … Read more