Category Archives: Books

A New Mythology

Before my mom’s death, we used to talk together every Sunday. Talking with her was like talking to  Pythia, the oracle of Delphi. My mom had experience that she was willing to share and all I had to do was … Continue reading

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The Southern Cross

Soon we will be leaving our little Greek island. Looking at the horizon from our neighbourhood beach, I already feel nostalgia. I already miss the vastness of the blue sea just as I already miss the night time sky. Often … Continue reading

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The Doll’s House

In 1840 the Brits began the colonization of New Zealand, islands inhabited by the Māori people. Somehow representatives of the United Kingdom managed to get the Māori chiefs to sign a treaty giving the Brits sovereignty over these islands. But … Continue reading

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Witch Hunters      

Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) was a gifted storyteller. Her father was a Unitarian minister and this greatly influenced her writing. Unitarians believe that God is only one person. But, although Jesus is not a divinity, he is a good role model. … Continue reading

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The Master, Margarita, and Mona

Even when she was seated and still, Mona was a moving picture. Best of friends for years, we were separated by geography. Then by death. Born in Cairo, Mona grew up in London. She’d studied all over Europe, spoke four … Continue reading

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