Author Archives: Art for Housewives

About Art for Housewives

The Storyteller....

Slightly Off Track

Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was born in Ft Worth, Texas, an only child. Her parents split 10 days before she was born. It was no secret that Patricia had been an unwanted child. Her mother had no problems telling everyone how … Continue reading

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Exiled by Choice

Her father was an IRA gunman dedicated to an independent Ireland. This meant that Maeve Brennan (1917-1993) was subjected to a rather unstable and tense childhood as her father was often arrested and jailed for his political activities. In fact, … Continue reading

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Gum, Grit, and Storytelling

She chewed gum while lecturing. It was a habit she picked up once when, while presenting her thoughts in front of an audience, the words got stuck in her throat. Chewing gum induced salivation and let the words flow once … Continue reading

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Profiling Storytellers

Before the FBI’s criminal profiling, there was Miss Marple. Miss Marple didn’t need an FBI profiler to know a criminal when she saw one. A careful observer of human behaviour, she relied upon her own experience to identify personality types. … Continue reading

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Bedtime Stories for Adults

Insomnia is still stalking me. I know, it’s all in my brain. Wide awake at 2 a.m. once again, I understood that I needed help in redirecting my thoughts. Maybe by reading. Reading for just six minutes, according to some … Continue reading

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