THIS COULD BE YOUR LUCKY DAY!

You learn something new everyday … if you’re lucky!   It excites me when I’m on the trail of some information. It happens when I least...

LITERATURE – THE LIFELINE

Helen Borgers | Thoughts

I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD CANNOT READ – How American high school students learn to loathe literature By Francine Prose (for Harper’s Magazine, September 1999)  http://www.udel.edu/educ/whitson/897s05/files/FProse.pdf I just read the brave and disturbing article named above. It was a rough go for me because it seemed to be criticizing a number of books and authors [&hellip

THIS COULD BE YOUR LUCKY DAY!

Helen Borgers | Theater, Thoughts

You learn something new everyday … if you’re lucky!   It excites me when I’m on the trail of some information. It happens when I least expect it. Something will peak my interest that may have nothing to do with the main point, but I have to stop everything to investigate it. Friday the Thirteenth, [&hellip

Sometimes too hot the eye of Heaven shines…

Helen Borgers | Music, Theater

Man, you’re telling me! This is one of those times! It’s been hotter and more humid than I can remember it being here in southern California. So, it’s got me thinking of songs about heat and quotations about heat.  Somehow makes it easier to take the weather if I feel as though I’m doing something [&hellip

The Art of Criticism

Helen Borgers | Music, Thoughts

A good critic is someone who writes about a noteworthy item in such a way as to make their readers consider experiencing it for themselves, and in so doing, possibly creates an interest where there might not have been one before. This ability serves an important function, especially these days, when, for a variety of [&hellip