Category Archives: politics

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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Sacred Threshold     

Although it may appear just as a circle with a line cutting through it, the above is an abstract representation of the vulva. It’s made from the molar of a mammoth and found in a shaman’s tomb in Moravia The … Continue reading

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A Gentleman in Moscow

When Darwin wrote about the survival of the fittest, he wasn’t talking about working out in the gym. What he meant was:  “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one … Continue reading

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Lacrimoso

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Pietà

After her son’s crucifixion, the grieving Mary sorrowfully cradled her son. Her mourning was a common theme in religious art known as “Pietà”. The most famous “Pietà” is Michelangelo’s statue in St. Peter’s Basilica. For all those self-declared Christians who … Continue reading

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