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I am finishing a short story titled: “In the Forest of Angels.”  The story was inspired by real events and all the characters in the story are based on real people — my grandparents, my mother, and me. Here are two short excerpts:   Joseph knew, and could even remember this from before the war, […]

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The Thirty-Second Annual Evening of Irish Music and Poetry featuring Claire Keegan, the winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, took place on February 19, 2010 at The Jim Rouse Theatre in Columbia, MD.  The evening benefited the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo). I have been thinking about this evening for more […]

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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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Snow storm and short story

I love snow storms, preferably enjoyed from either my reading chair or writing table (both close to a window). But this weekend presented opportunities (read: responsibilities) that could not be ignored and ended up being more challenging that I could wish for. First, the shoveling. Yes, I went outside and shoveled my way through the […]

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