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The Parallel Universe of the Writer

When I began to write some million years ago I did not realize that I was being pulled into a dimension different from the one where I lived most of my everyday life. In this new world I found evolution. … Continue reading

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Cynicism and Old Age

As we get older we often understand the subtleties that are part of the world.  Syrupy phrases no longer delight us.  Birthday cards with angels and pink backgrounds make us cringe.  We become officially cynics. I don’t think cynicism is … Continue reading

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The splinters of sunlight

We are always in a transitional universe.  Writers know this.  I was cheered to read Chekov write that once we finish something we should cross out both the first sentence and the last sentence.  These are the lies we tell … Continue reading

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Chekov and his Cherry Orchard

I just saw a Hi-Def live performance of THE CHERRY ORCHARD by the Moscow Art Theatre.  I studied under one of the members from years ago when I was but a young girl in New York City.  What a joy … Continue reading

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The Sound of Silence

We are living in a world where noise is valued over silence.  Trump likes to make a great big noise.  I prefer not to sound out until I can’t help myself.  These last few weeks have been noisy.  Can I … Continue reading

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Deep Freeze

My husband came in to tell me we have a mouse living in our car which is parked in our sub-zero garage.  I can’t fault the mouse for trying to find a way to a hot engine (no longer hot), … Continue reading

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Towards the Future

Here we go again, slamming the door on one year and opening it on another.  A long series of years in my case.  A charcoal landscape from my window shows winter’s own depression.  I have, however, things to do and … Continue reading

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