Author Archives: Mark Aidan Bergin

About Mark Aidan Bergin

Writer, editor, photographic artist specializing in dance, theater, concert, fashion and street photography....sometimes musician. Explorer of arts, culture and world, and all things Celtic and Gotham. On a good day, or perhaps a bad day, simply a mad (FOOBAR, not angry) scientist.

The Celtic Yule

As far back in history as anyone in my family knows, beginning in the hills of Ireland, on this night (December 21, or around that night) our family lights a Yule log, wrapped with holly. On the longest night of … Continue reading

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David Bowie: Dignified Genius

My Metroland Column from December 28, 2016 On January 8, 2016, David Bowie turned 69. His wife, Iman, knew something the world didn’t. Her husband was dying. She tweeted: “I will love you til i die….” Bowie’s album Blackstar made … Continue reading

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Is Youth Wasted on the Young?

One of my Metroland Newspapers columns from March 31, 2016 “I think morals are getting much worse….There were no such girls in my time as there are now. When I was four or five and twenty my mother would have … Continue reading

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Be the Love

My Enchanté column from this week. With Valentine’s Day looming, what is one to do if there is no special someone in the picture? How did we become so programmed to feel embarrassed if we’re single, or guilty if we … Continue reading

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The boy in ballet: a young trailblazer

My Enchanté column from June 25, 2015 You won’t find one of the most powerful—and at the same time graceful—14-year-old athletes on the soccer pitch or at the hockey rink. Cameron Baker spends many hours a week training in ballet. … Continue reading

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Passion for Life Inspires Artist’s Sculptures

My September 3, 2015 Enchanté column Art has shaped John Boxtel’s life just as he has shaped a life for and from his sculptures. Creation is his destiny. The 85-year-old sculptor lives in a secluded home he built near the … Continue reading

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Dancing in a dangerous time

My Enchanté column from August 13, 2015 Part 1: Dancing despite the odds In his New York City Hell’s Kitchen home, filled with reminders of a dancing life, 86 year old Nathaniel (Nat) Horne lives with Princess, an older and … Continue reading

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