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Resolution 26

I almost convinced myself that Phantom of the Opera was long enough to be a respectable resolution but I couldn’t justify it.

Instead I picked Paul Bowes’ … 50 more words

New Year's Resolutions

Tony Earley--"Backpack" (New Yorker, November 5, 2018)

SOUNDTRACK: NICHOLAS PHAN-3 by Britten (Field Recordings, November 20, 2013).

This was 2013’s last Field Recording [Britten Goes Back To Brooklyn With Nicholas Phan… 973 more words

New Yorker

Happiness is about Getting Back on the Train to Happyville


I saw my wife walk by in scrubs the other day. Her head held high, she walked with a sense of purpose, like she had somewhere important to go. 1,384 more words

Henri Matisse in Tangier Morocco

Henri Matisse saw Tangier as an earthly paradise. The artist visited the city twice, in 1912 and 1913, in search of a new direction for his art, and found inspiration for his greatest works in the bright African light, vivid colors and languid sensuality of the Moroccan landscape and architecture, the gardens and the people. 871 more words

Africa

The Sheltering Sky ~ A Capsule Book Review

The Sheltering Sky ~ A Capsule Book Review by Allen Kopp

Porter “Port” Moresby and his wife Katherine “Kit” Moresby are affluent Americans traveling in Northern Africa in the 1940s, in the years following World War II. 691 more words

For Bread Alone

I read most of For Bread Alone on the train from Fez to Asilah, the five hour journey passed quickly for Mohamed Choukri’s account of growing up in poverty in mid-20th Century Morocco is gripping and his narrative is even more impressive when you find out that he didn’t learn to read until after he reached twenty. 292 more words