Doctor Zhivago lives on!

It is 45 years since David Lean’s film of Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago captivated – and perhaps transformed – the lives of countless adolescents. Who cannot recall the snowy landscapes and romantic imagery? Who cannot hum “Lara’s Theme”? Continue reading Doctor Zhivago lives on!


Dropping a hot potato

According to Mark Twain, “It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” Substitute “blog” for “speech”, and it’s a blessing when a likely topic just falls into one’s lap. Continue reading Dropping a hot potato

Not too late to be impressed

I am telling all my friends to discover David Milne. One of the revelations living in Canada is that Europe does not have a monopoly on fine art. The Group of Seven can hold their own against French post-impressionists any time. The money may be in Monet, but landscape has never been the same since the Canadians entered the fray. Continue reading Not too late to be impressed