Monthly Archives: July 2013

“Revenge” by Taha Muhammad Ali

At times … I wish I could meet in a duel the man who killed my father and razed our home, expelling me into a narrow country. And if he killed me, I’d rest at last and if I were … Continue reading

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First humble harvest

In the garden for about three hours this morning. Still plenty to do. First harvest today of peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, and garlic. I will pick some kale and arugula later for dinner. I hung some mint in the hallway to … Continue reading

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Rembrandt van Rijn

Happy 407th!

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No Innocence Left to Kill

Like many, I have felt profound anger and a deep sadness over the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. George Zimmerman was found not guilty on all counts in a Florida court. It may be 2013 in America, but racism … Continue reading

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“So, you are an apple.”

My annual check-up with my doctor. Blood pressure elevated but not too much. That reddish splotch, not cancerous, just veins that have reached a dead end. But my cholesterol and LDL (the bad cholesterol) are too high. Not quite high enough … Continue reading

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6:30am at the botanic gardens

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Let’s Go to Peru

This is the first ep album by a couple of my former students. The singer was a bold, passionate, and opinionated 8th grader well-loved by this teacher and her peers, the guitarist a brilliant writer, reader, and cartoonist. They are … Continue reading

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Casteller

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“The Paradox of our Age” by the 14th Dalai Lama

We have bigger houses but smaller families; more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge but less judgment; more experts, but more problems; more medicines but less healthiness. We’ve been all the way to … Continue reading

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A Lady in Search of Closure

At least that’s what JH shared with me yesterday at a July 4th celebration/ birthday party as we were catching up on our lives since the last time we saw each other. He had shared that he recently had a … Continue reading

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