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The view from outside

Or The Alienation of Our Mourning There is a lie, a deceit perpetrated on our minds by our culture of visual images; of movies and TV as narrators of our reality, which affects our expectations about loving, relating to each other, working together and even, finally, even grieving. The paradigm of our modern and stylized […]

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Our Celluloid Life

I like the part where we meet: so funny and yet so full of romance; although I am not crazy about all the coming and goings until we finally get together – all the little bits that showcase our fierce rivalry and one-upmanship that suddenly evaporates into naught when love comes to ring the bell […]

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Heller re-read. Again.

Every ten years or thereabouts I re-read Catch 22. It is not something I plan ahead, it is just something towards which I gravitate naturally, almost by default. Each time I do, the book changes for me. Just as it changes as you read it, it does with each cycle within readings. As we travel […]

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Short Story

Here is my most harrowing tale: “Once upon a time there was a very sad and horrible story. And it didn’t end.”

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Laudation of Mariana, a sort of late toast.

Let me raise my Vegetarian Glass to make In Absentia, a rather late but simple laudation of my beloved niece Mariana, in the occasion of her marriage. She is universally considered beautiful – which she no doubt is; and sweet – to which again, I have no objection. But that is the outside, and the […]

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