Category Archives: storytelling

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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Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups

Insomnia is still stalking me. I know, it’s all in my brain. Wide awake at 2 a.m. once again, I understood that I needed help in redirecting my thoughts. Maybe by reading. Reading for just six minutes, according to some … Continue reading

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Olives Are Not Just for Martinis

My mom has always said that, when you become old, you become invisible as you’re no longer taken into consideration. So when I read Elizabeth Strout’s Olive, Again where the book’s protagonist says the same thing, I immediately thought of … Continue reading

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Bewitched

It was hot and my thoughts were drowning in sweat. Listless, I decided to try resuscitating myself in the kiddie pool. Instead, I fell asleep and entered a densely populated dream world. That’s where I met Lolly Willows. Lolly was … Continue reading

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La Matadora

(from STORYBOOK © “13 Drawings”) -30-

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