When a public luminary leaves us suddenly, it hits hard because they never withdrew from their vital role in present-day humanity. Today I thank: David Bowie, Oliver Sacks and Karen Schmeer. Their stars will never dim.
Every time I listen to any of his albums, including Black Star, I know I will want to go back to it again at some point down the road.
For someone so expertly versed in neurophysiology, Oliver Sacks was remarkably receptive and appreciative of just about anything. His enthusiasm is contagious
I have rediscovered the joys of gefilte fish.
Only in the last 2-3 years have I come to consciously seek out the wisdom of master editors. They don't spend much time in the spotlight, so what they share with the world is all-the-more treasure-like. In her tragically short life Karen Schmeer left us with numerous outstanding examples of what documentaries can be. In her work, there is no 'b-roll', comic and cosmic are often entangled, tiny significant details are caught (e.g. see still below), everything has rhythm and humans are human after all.
Sparse highlights from the great spinning sphere of publication.