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Viva Pomme Frites!

 Unlike Spain, France or China, there seems to be no national physical “type” in Belgium.  Notions of Hercule Poirot vanish when presented with varietal faces that range from pale Flemish damsels to the deep dark shades of Congo ancestry.  Of course, the presence of tourists confuse the whole mess, turning the tiny city of Brussels…

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Demeter doldrums

Trees say they’re tired, they’ve born too much fruit; Charmed on the wayside, there’s no dispute. Now shedding leaves, they don’t give a hoot – La-di-dah di-dah-di-dum, ‘tis autumn! Henry Nemo, ‘Tis Autumn §§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§ Fall is here, and I’m deep in a dream of regression. The sensation hit one recent evening as I biked along…

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Our age of grief

…Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind; Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave. I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned. “Dirge Without Music excerpt” by Edna St. Vincent Millay ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9/11 is tomorrow, and like Kennedy’s…

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Wind and wuthering…

it’s also pretty hard to remember life’s marvelous but there it is guttering choking then soaring in the mirrored room of this consciousness it’s practically a blaze of pure sensibility and however exaggerated at least something’s going on Frank O’Hara ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ It happens every year: intense heat slows everything (and everyone) down and feeds the…

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