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I looked out the window this morning and saw the woods around my house changing rapidly — maturing into reds, yellows, browns, and purples; the shades of greens fading away.  The sky remained blue but wasn’t as hurried as it was in the summer. And as I stood there realizing again the changing of seasons, […]

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On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania we honor the memory of those who lost their lives on that day and we remember those whose lives were changed forever because of that loss. The memories of the attacks are fresh and vivid for many — we remember […]

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“The people in Baru were as wealthy as any community I have ever known.  They had no cash, but instead they had abundant fresh food, comfortable homes, fantastic views, family and friends, and no stress.  This was paradise.  They had no electricity, and they didn’t need it.  They had a central well for fresh, clean […]

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Yesterday I attended the CityLit Festival in Baltimore, just 20 minutes north of my home. The festival celebrates the literary arts in Baltimore, and was held at the beautiful and historic Enoch Pratt Central Library. Getting to the event required a drive through a soaking spring rain, but it was worth it. As I explain in the […]

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Anne Michaels is one of my favorite writers.  Her “Fugitive Pieces” is one of my favorite novels. In her novel, not only was she able to resurrect for me the most mystical places of Poland, like the city of Biskupin, but she also was able to draw a magical map of the most beautiful places […]

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Rafael Alvarez walks the streets of Baltimore the way his ancestors did.  He walks the streets of the city the way the homeless and the tourist have walked for decades. He walks to see and remember the ways of others — the cops, the robbers, the addicts, the working-class men, the women attending the lives of their husbands and children, the Greeks, […]

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