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Some Writers Just Speak To You (Podcast)

A reader writes to ask whether I like Cicero more than certain other authors.  This leads to a general discussion about what draws us, almost unconsciously, to prefer some writers over others.   62 more words


Waste Not a Single Greeting

Waste not a single greeting
Planned or chanced

However, meeting
Smile, reach a hand,
Exchange a hug
Look up, look out
Kneel and look
Into the eyes of child…

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Just Saying...

Romantic Relationships and their relation to Gogol's americanization

The Namesake Chapters 5-8

As one grows older, they are forced to make important decisions. Where will they be continuing their post-secondary studies? Where do they want to live? 1,324 more words

Cultural Identity Crisis

The Namesake Chapters 1-4

As a first-generation immigrant – moving from my homeland Algeria at the young age of 4 – I have lived most of the life I remember in a country whose culture was foreign to me. 1,296 more words


Everything in Moderation

The subject of human connection and interaction has been coming up a lot lately in the last couple of weeks. I’m witness to a world that is much more comfortable hiding behind the guise of a cell phone or computer screen. 203 more words

Wedding: Arts Place

Now I’d love to show you our wedding venue! It was important to me to have a personal connection to the space where we would wed. 372 more words


‘The Armful’ by Robert Frost

‘The Armful’ by Robert Frost

For every parcel I stoop down to seize
I lose some other off my arms and knees,
And the whole pile is slipping, bottles, buns — 573 more words