The Perils of Pauline

The Perils of Pauline

“There is no acting in a serial. You simply race through the reels.”  Pearl “Pauline” White. Her fingers desperately claw the rock ledge. A look of horror flashes across her … Continue Reading →

Ovid’s Amores by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Ovid, Love and You

“To be loved, be loveable.” Ovid. If there had been a Rat Pack in ancient Rome, Publius Ovidius Naso—Ovid to us—would have been counted among their number. As it was, … Continue Reading →

Moses and the Ten


“How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?” Harry S Truman. It’s worth considering. Moses campaigned with the slogan, “Let my people go,” and … Continue Reading →

Cover of The Professional

Losers? Really Bill Heinz?

“In the end, all of us have something in common: We’re all losers.” Bill Heinz. Ouch! Fortunately, Heinz went on to explain that nobody wins all the time. Whether you’re … Continue Reading →

Original Old Glory

Old Glory

“Savages and heathens, lowly and oppressed, hailed and welcomed it at the far end of the wide world.”  William Driver. By all accounts, William Driver was a handsome man with … Continue Reading →