Monthly Archives: February 2013

Silent Rage

Silent Rage There is an interesting juxtaposition of themes in those two words. One, Silent, expressing quiet, solitude, introspection, snowy landscapes, secret sanctuaries, lofty cathedrals, intimate caves. The other, Rage, conjuring images of hate-fueled anger, unpredictable, noisy arguments, inexplicable, unfocused … Continue reading

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The Year of Living Surgically

The Year of Living Surgically   We are amazing creatures in our capacity to persevere, endure and heal.  We also live in times that are unprecedented in history for their ability to aid us in these endeavors and make us … Continue reading

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Gravely Important

Gravely Important     “The cemetery is an open space among the ruins, covered in winter with violets and daisies. It might make one in love with death, to think that one should be buried in so sweet a place.” … Continue reading

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Going Feral at Fourteen

Going Feral at 14   Like most people, I have looked back at my life, sometimes in wonder, sometimes in awe, sometimes with regret, and tried to postulate a formula as to why I ended up who I am based … Continue reading

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Misty Mornings

Misty Mornings At the very end of Batchellors Forest Road, across Georgia Avenue, in the middle of the meadow that served as the front lawn for the pillared, Georgian Manor-home of Brooke Johns, stood a lone, stately, vase-like Dutch Elm … Continue reading

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Black for a Month

Black For a Month Or Why Roots is Still relevant This is the 36th anniversary of the conversation-changing, made-for-TV docudrama, Roots. This is also Black History Month, an oddity in our celebratory world akin to Gay Pride Day, National Cereal … Continue reading

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