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July 17, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 51

Sorry to interrupt the mystery story, but there is urgency in this alluring dress — if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area! You’ve got […]
July 2, 2010

“Tanzträume” – a film about Pina Bausch’s “Kontakthof” danced by teenagers

A last filmed legacy of the great Pina Bausch shows her at work while she was still alive: Tanzträume: Jugendliche tanzen Kontakthof von Pina Bausch is […]
July 1, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 50

Here’s my own small anniversary: 50 times Gertie, many more quotes! Inspired by the sisterhood of She Writes, in Oct. 2009, I started sharing my musings […]
June 28, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 49

A hearty Happy Birthday to She Writes! In “Alphabets and Birthdays” Gertrude suggests: “And you have to think of alphabets too, without an alphabet well without […]
June 20, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein# 48

Writing lessons from Gertrude Stein. Gleaning through my field of ALA (American Literature Association) notes, I found exciting snippets from a Stein panel that still hums […]
June 4, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 47

“Why is Gertrude Stein So Important?” was the title of one panel at the American Literature Association last weekend, with an entire day of panels on […]
May 28, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 46

The Story of the Safety Pin. Gertrude was the guest of honor at the Diane Middlebrook Salon in San Francisco, this past Sunday, May 23rd, and […]
May 22, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 45

“I am writing for myself and strangers.” Quoting Stein leads to inevitable creativity. I enjoyed the comment to my last blog (# 44) that offered a […]
May 15, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 44

There is a general consensus that there are two Gertrude Steins: one readable, the other not. One easily accessible, the other not. I found this to […]
May 2, 2010

A Book Like No Other: Linda Ellia’s “Notre Combat” (Our Struggle)

Read about the book exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco: French artist Linda Ellia shows “Notre Combat” (Our Struggle) — 450 pages of […]