Author Archives: Sidney Stark

Discovery Phase~

Discovery Phase~

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ― Marcel Proust ************ I tend to think of a discovery as something unexpected even though that’s not necessarily so. One might be on a quest to find something and happily make the discovery. But the encounters that expose… Continue Reading

Phantom Sensation~

Phantom Sensation~

“The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.” ~ Maya Angelou *************** It’s not uncommon for authors of historical fiction to look to their own family histories for stimulation.  In fact, it seems to be a de facto requirement rather than an unusual twist of fate. One of my recent discoveries… Continue Reading

Empty Subject

Empty Subject

  “Life is not about you henceforward, but you are about life.” ~ Richard Rohr ****** In the current climate of text messaging, it’s seldom that an email is used for the scattershot approach to communication as it used to be. However, I sometimes prefer to meander aimlessly instead of rushing with minimally verbal texting. At… Continue Reading

We All Change; So They Say~

We All Change; So They Say~

“…the only hope given us, although only in retrospect, is that we change.” ~ Michael Ondaatje in Warlight. ****** At a recent reading given by New Yorker book critic and award-winning author James Wood, he introduced his new novel called Upstate, about family relationships and the universality of the interactions within them. The author described… Continue Reading