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Happy Breathing!

I hadn’t realized how true Anton Chekhov was when he wrote:  “Any idiot can face a crisis; it’s this day-to-day living that wears you out.”  For the past few months now, I am facing a crisis. The problem of the … Continue reading

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A Big Thank You

It’s the end of another year, 2013. A tough and painful year for me and my kids, a year in which most of the time I felt, to use Sylvia Plath’s words: “I felt very still and very empty, the … Continue reading

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So What Happened To Us?

The other day I was listening to some music on the radio when I heard a rap by some singer that basically had no lyrics other than the f-word in all its grammatical forms. It’s like that rapper had taken … Continue reading

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I Write That I Am Writing

Ever since I can remember I have had this passion, this crazy love affair with writing instruments, particularly pencils, pens, writing pads, paper. But my love of reading and specially that of writing exceeds all. A passion so wild and … Continue reading

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Hang On To Their Words

We humans are social animals by nature. We need to communicate, to talk, to socialize. We need to ask questions about things that interest us in the same way we seek assurance and approval for the things we do. And … Continue reading

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The Pillow And The Baseball Bat

I love the classics. I read most of them decades ago. But I don’t think I can read those same books again with the same enthusiasm and eagerness I had for them years ago. And the reason is not because … Continue reading

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Who Can Forget A Gag

For the past few months I have been posting articles about writing, something I love to do most and talk about most, but as Hillaire Belloc writes: “Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades, the worst, I suppose, is writing about … Continue reading

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