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Aloe Vera with a View

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Volver and Olivia Laing

Our cat, Volver, is an intellectual. He likes to use books as pillows. It helps him absorb information he knows nothing about. Here he is enjoying the Italian translation of Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of … Continue reading

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Daphne and the Bay Leaf

Sometimes we go for a walk at Villa Ada. I took a clipping from one of the laurel shrubs and stuck it in a pot on our balcony. Now it’s growing and aims for the sky. Laurel, aka bay leaf, … Continue reading

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Thalassophobia

I was 19 when I was pulled by a current off the Long Island coast. Scared, I tried to stay calm, float parallel to the beach, and, above all, not waste energy struggling to fight the current. “Just keep your … Continue reading

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Things can’t always stay the same. -30-

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