Julieta Almeida Rodrigues talks about her new novel: Eleonora and Joseph. Passion, Tragedy, and Revolution in the Age of Enlightenment.

Welcome to my website, Julieta. What a thrill to see Eleonora and Joseph published, and with such an inspired cover! A bit about your background for my readers and friends who don’t know you: you bring extraordinary personal experience to this novel. You depict intriguing historical characters of the Enlightenment in Southern Europe. You came …

WHIMSICAL WONDERS: REJECTION LETTERS AND BAD REVIEWS TO LIGHTEN A WRITER’S HEART.

Book reviews of Atlantic High by William F. Buckley Jr. (Little, Brown and Company, 1982), and Lexicon of Musical Invective by Nicholas Slonimsky (University of Washington, 1965). Buckley and Slonimsky were leading intellectuals of the twentieth century. Buckley was a conservative political theorist, author, TV anchor and editor of The National Review, while Slonimsky was …

A DIFFERENT WAY OF BEING HUMAN: MP3/VINYL release of music by Ruth Anderson

Dear Friends and Readers, Today I want to tell you about a meditative sound experience that for me is made for our present homebound anxieties. Disclaimer: I took a composition course with Ruth Anderson for my MA degree in Music Performance at Hunter College. I received an ARC MP3 from the producer. Here is a …

WHAT COULD BE MORE FUN AND RELEVANT TODAY…

THAN THE 1868 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN BY VICTORIA WOODHULL TO BE THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT? Ulysses S. Grant?  Horatio Seymour? They don’t faze Victoria. Women don’t even have the vote. But Victoria has a mission to enlighten the entire population at a moment, just after the civil war, when everything seemed possible. Naked Truth, Carrie Hayes’s …