The Art of the Third Act

In the Art of of the Third Act, we present the work of artists — writers, photographers, visual artists, composers, singers, musicians, jazz players…some better known than others — who have created beautiful work about the notions that pass through our heads, like the passing of time; the sorrow, uncertainty, and pleasure of old age; love and passion; dying and immortality; and the indispensable value of friends.

Throughout these volumes of material is the theme “don’t die till you’re dead.”

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Zorba The Greek, 1964


We may be closer to the end, but there’s a hell of a lot we can still imagine and accomplish — and fun to be had.



Love defines and directs our lives, endures or fades over time, becoming the screen upon which we project the critical scenes of our lives.

On Time

Exploring time in as fact, as art, as metaphor, and as a treasure of insight into the way we choose to view our lives.


Fruitful approaches to the final hours in our current form and consciousness, as well as speculations on immortality.