Reflections In A Cracked Glass

Cyril: IHenri Matisse, La Danse from The Joy of Life

Cyril: I can quite understand your objection to art being treated as a mirror. You think it would reduce genius to the position of a cracked looking glass. But you don’t mean to say the you seriously believe Life imitates Art, that Life in fact is the mirror and Art the reality?

Vivian: I do.

— Oscar Wilde, The Decay of Lying, 1889




Welcome to Reflections in a Cracked Glass! This website is a “blook” with three sections. (Blook is a silly word, but it accurately describes what this is: a combination of a blog and a book.)

The Reflections Blog  tracks recent changes and includes some quick thoughts on subjects large and small.

The Reflections In A Cracked Glass section is a collection of essays that form the heart of the site, the on-line book.

The third section comprises other articles that are longer than standard blog entries but are not, strictly speaking, part of the larger book.  This section includes explorations of recent theatrical projects, articles on crosswords, kenken, and video games like Myst and Alida, and anything else that passes through my brain.  There are also some short science fiction stories, a longer story in progress (The Other Box), and a few odds and ends.





Jon Mack, South Newfane, Vermont



Hans Hoffman, The Golden Wall

Hans Hoffman, The Golden Wall

Hospital inscription in Cuba: "A single human life is worth millions of times more than the wealth of the richest person on earth"

Placard on hospital in Cuba: “The life of one person is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest person in the world.”