Monthly Archives | August 2012


street painting

It’s 3.30 or 4 in the morning and I’ve sat down on a bench in the park, tired of walking. I’ve walked everywhere. I’m afraid to go home. I wonder how I’ve ended up, sitting in the park, in the middle of the night. When I’m 29. I’ve even been to the women’s shelter as […]

A Weird Day in the Bookstore

I was 24 at the time and working at a second-hand bookshop. The shop was at the top of the hill, across from a large pub, and my job there was the kind of job every body asked, how I got it, all the time. Thinking I was so lucky. Actually it meant for some […]

Marilyn Monroe – 50 years without her

When the future dies, our imaginations are compelled to carry it on – Gloria Steinem. Last weekend we marked the 50th Anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death. My first thought was, has it really been 50 years? Her staying power has been remarkable. Especially since it was estimated last century that someone’s influence in popular culture […]