Month: January 2017

Respect, Class and Elegance

One of the living men we admire most here at the Asylum is Mr. Wynton Marsalis. Not discounting his brilliant and enjoyable music and performances, another reason for our admiration is that the man embodies and practices respect.  Respect for… Read More ›

A Thirst for Knowledge

When I saw the headline in a recent NY Times article: The Lost Footage of Marilyn Monroe I thought, fantastic…maybe some misplaced or forgotten footage of an interview with Ms Monroe was found. Alas, such was not the case.  Not… Read More ›

Autodidacts Needed

(Re-post from December 3rd – just because we think it’s important for folks to recognize and believe in their talents – and practice their art) Autodidacts: noun A person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher… Read More ›

The continuing “crisis”

It’s been a while since we heard from Overseas reporter for Dispatches from the Asylum, Ms. Ukusi Menya, former counter espionage agent with TASS News Agency/Moscow, runner-up in Ms. Moscow Pageant, and part-time ballet instructor at Minsky’s Ballet Club.  Let’s… Read More ›