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Selfies and Sun

It was a beautiful day and had to be celebrated. So we got all dressed up then sat on a bench at κατω γιαλος (kato yialos) facing the sea. Sitting in front of a horizon line somehow expands the mind. … Continue reading

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Self-Portrait with Hat

The day of her birthday, her thoughts were stronger than mirrors. “The future is now”, she told herself, “and I must focus on the present before it runs out.” Birthdays made her think of musical arrangements. The song is the … Continue reading

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Dodie Smiths’ Incipit

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a small town on the Pacific Coast about 300 miles north of L.A. It was initially inhabited by the Esselens, a 4,000 year old culture that lived in caves and covered their walls with hand prints. Caves, said … Continue reading

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It was 1926 and in Paris the autumn leaves were falling. For our weekend rendezvous, Hugh and I went to the Folies Bergère to see Josephine Baker dancing in her banana skirt. While she was naughtily dancing with her shadow, … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Physical (part 1)

Marily and I were sitting on her balcony listening to the cicadas because, she said, it was a form of Zen. I was trying to translate the cicadas’ sound into onomatopoeia when I saw this striking woman walk by.  She … Continue reading

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