- Sep 22, 2015
A Study in Still Life
A visit to the original Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London proved to be more entertaining than any tourist trap is entitled to be. Here...
- Sep 12, 2015
Photograph 51 - Nicole Kidman
Women are never given credit for their manifold contributions to the history of science. Photograph 51 is a play starring Nicole Kidman...
- Aug 22, 2015
Swan Lake - Irina Kolesnikova
Albert Einstein once said that “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination takes you everywhere.” Tonight, watching Irina Kolesnikova’s...
- Aug 8, 2015
Casablanca at the Royal Opera House
In the canon of great films, the ones I have not seen are few and far between. Casablanca, however, was a notable exception. I always...
- Jul 18, 2015
The Reach of Our Eyes
To be loved solely for who you are, irrespective of any superficial appraisal of your physical appearance is a longing that most human...
- Jul 8, 2015
Is Solitude the Price of Freedom?
Is solitude the price of freedom? If so, is freedom not a narcissistic form of enslavement to one's own ego? This is the question....
- Jun 22, 2015
The Two Tragedies in Life
“There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.” – George Bernard Shaw
- Jun 7, 2015
Freedom Taken for Granted is...
Westminster and Big Ben as seen from the London Eye on a Sunday afternoon. Paying my respects to the institution of parliamentary...
- May 25, 2015
National Portrait Gallery
A portrait is a seemingly paradoxical work of art. It captures both the timelessness of the human spirit, in the eyes of the person...
- May 22, 2015
An Evening with Al Pacino
Surreal. That is the best way to describe the experience of meeting Al Pacino, the man who is one of the greatest legends of the silver...
- May 16, 2015
Far from the Madding Crowd
Because no choice in life is more important than that of the people we let in our hearts.
- May 15, 2015
I love this great polluted place Where pop stars come to live their dreams Here ravers come for drum and bass And politicians plan their...
- Apr 4, 2015
Ever since I watched the movie “Closer” starring Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen and Julia Roberts in 2004, I’ve had this lingering...
- Jan 9, 2015
Never underestimate the lasting power of a humble beginning. When Swan Lake opened in 1877 at the Bolshoi in Moscow, it was so poorly...
- Dec 12, 2014
A Black Tie Party
The always quotable Oscar Wilde once said that a cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Tonight I...
- Dec 6, 2014
The word bohemia entered the modern lexicon through Honoré de Balzac, who coined the term in the first half of the 19th century in...
- Dec 6, 2014
State of Flow
There is a certain moment when you reach the apex of physical exertion when past and present coalesce into one and all that remains is an...
- Nov 28, 2014
Somewhere in Time
One of the central aspects of human existence is that the untrammeled passage of time flows only in one direction. To make sense of this...
- Nov 18, 2014
Returning home is sometimes a bittersweet experience, but not in equal measures. Sweet because I had a chance to see the people and...
- Oct 25, 2014
Hyde Park in the Summer
Nature has a way of calming the spirit in times of trouble and giving you clarity of vision in times of darkness. Since I moved to...
- Oct 24, 2014
Fire & Ice
Is female sexuality a means by which men subjugate, objectify and oppress women or is it a weapon used by women to influence and...
- Sep 25, 2014
To Love is to be Vulnerable
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping...
- Sep 14, 2014
Life by the River
For most of my life, the beach was the sanctuary of my soul. This is where I relaxed with loved ones, where I went spearfishing with my...
- Sep 9, 2014
Stonehenge. A pile of prehistoric stones arranged in a circular formation for no discernible reason. Would have been a completely...