Today’s Word: secrete (verb) – To secrete (sih-KREET) is to hide or conceal. As used by Alexander Dumas (Pere) in The Black Tulip: “Then give up to us the seditious papers which you secrete in your house.”
Did You Know?: The tentacles of the Giant Arctic Jellyfish can be 120 feet long.
Worth Quoting: “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” – Newt Gingrich
What I’m Reading Now: I read it for our November book club meeting. At the time, I said it was the best-written book that told me things I already knew. That was partly true and party snarky. Two weeks after I made those comments, I listened to Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari on Audiobooks – and I loved it. I like the way Harari presents human history, what he sees as significant and trivial, how he highlights both good and foolish historical notions. And I love his sentences. He’s not just a smart historian. He’s a damn good writer.
Central American Modernism in the News
Check out this article in the latest issue of Art & Antiques Magazine: http://www.artandantiquesmag.com/2018/11/central-american-modern-art/
It talks about the efforts Suzanne Snider and I have been making to expand awareness of the important contributions made by Latin American artists to the history of modern art. And it includes a nice plug for our new book: Central American Modernism/Modernismo en Centroamérica.
The book is available online here.