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The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison’s THE BLUEST EYE, although beautifully written, is a difficult book to read. Its topics of racism, incest, and child molestation keep the stomach in knots. Thus, despite the magnificent prose, there can be nothing poetic about the horrors … Continue reading

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Propagating Friendship

Summer before last as we were getting ready to leave Paros, my neighbor and adopted sister, Angeliki, gave me some cuttings from her canna lilies. I carefully wrapped them and replanted them once back in Rome. One part I planted … Continue reading

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The Crown

After watching the series “The Crown”, on my list of things to be grateful for I added that of not being born into royalty. Three thoughts regarding THE CROWN: As a child, Elizabeth’s education had been focused on constitutional history. … Continue reading

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The Carpet

Despite the drizzle, we walked to the Chinese restaurant to have lunch. Leaves that once hung over our heads were now matted on the ground—a melancholic reminder of existential change.

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Katherine Anne Porter

Katherine Anne Porter was born in Texas in 1890. Her mother died when she was just a child and her father, overwhelmed, dumped his daughter on relatives. So it’s not surprising that Katherine did her best to run away from … Continue reading

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