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Insect Repellent

Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis was published in 1915.  It’s  the story of Gregor Samsa who wakes up one morning and realizes he’s become a giant insect.  Before being a bug, Gregor provided for his family by working as a traveling … Continue reading

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Sloughing

Every day we shed dead skin and make dust.  As with snakes, old skin must be eliminated to make room for the new. And the longer one lives, the more renewals are necessary.  Stagnation is static whereas life is motion.  … Continue reading

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Kate, diaries, and impressions.

There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water. Kate Chopin  In the 1960s, Kate Chopin’s grandson discovered some of the writer’s personal papers including a 1894 diary entitled “Impressions” … Continue reading

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My Maieutical Diary

Socrates taught by asking questions.  The method he used is known as “maieutics” from the Greek term for “midwifery”.  Because, believed Socrates,  the teacher was a midwife in that he helped give birth to latent knowledge in a person.  By … Continue reading

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Alone

Anne Frank started her famous diary because she was lonely and needed a friend. Loneliness was a major theme and  she wrote:  “You can be lonely even when you are loved by many people, since you are still not anybody’s … Continue reading

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A Topsy Turvy Day

When Alice fell into the rabbit hole, her concern was that she would ”fall right through the center of the earth and come out the other side where people walk upside down”. But to enter Wonderland, that’s what you have … Continue reading

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My Friend Mona

Even when she was sitting down, Mona was a moving picture.  Her presence commanded attention.  Mona was beautiful, had style and was intelligent. The last time I saw her was when she came to Rome for a post G8 anti-global … Continue reading

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