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“Simple Truth” by Philip Levine (1928-2015) RIP

I bought a dollar and a half’s worth of small red potatoes, took them home, boiled them in their jackets and ate them for dinner with a little butter and salt. Then I walked through the dried fields on the … Continue reading

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Solid beauty suffices

I took my mother to a beauty shop today. Bonnie washed my mother’s hair with something called Glimmer and Shine which supposedly makes gray hair look less dull and has purple bubbles. “But you don’t want to wash twice with it. … Continue reading

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“Truth Difficulty” by The Roving Typist

Back in February, I wrote about The Roving Typist, a writer who spontaneously creates stories on the streets for people, “stories composed for you while you wait.” He doesn’t keep copies of his stories, he doesn’t keep track of who buys them. … Continue reading

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On this Mother’s Day

On this Mother’s Day I am humbled by the compassionate wisdom and tender insight of my son.  When our children reflect back to us their understanding of the experience of our life, it can be unsettling, exposing, discerning. I don’t know why I … Continue reading

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Robert Capa (1913-1954)

Today is the 100th anniversary of Robert Capa’s birth (1913-1954). He was a war photographer, killed in Vietnam (embedded with French troops) after stepping on a land mine. Born in Budapest to Jewish parents, he lived in Berlin, Paris, and … Continue reading

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Truth

In the first part of the year my students and I discuss what truth is, how we can navigate through the flood of rhetoric and persuasion we are exposed to every day. We read the diary entries of the British … Continue reading

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Well, so much for truth

Today I was looking at the back of my studio door where a package of Cuffettes hangs. These are plastic sleeves that were created for women to wear to keep their sleeves or lower arms clean while working. The plastic … Continue reading

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