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Diminishment – short fiction

DIMINISHMENT (working title) An opera in one act based on events in the life of Alberto Giacometti. Alberto Giacometti – a Swiss sculptor – Tenor Diego Giacometti – his younger brother, also an artist – Bartone Annetta Giacometti – their mother – Mezzo-soprano Peter van Meurs – an older Dutchman – Base Policeman – Bass-baritone Coachman –(…)

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Marianne, adieu

Born in Norway, Marianne died in Norway yesterday at 15:11 taking a piece of my heart with her when she went as Marianne and I walked many of the same roads during the past almost fifty years. [Photo below: Marianne, her Norwegian husband. Jan, and me, recently at a taverna in Greece late at night. Laughing, of course.] Following,(…)

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Looking for self

[[Drawing by A. Kingsmill]] Excerpt from article In News by Alex Moore: A missing woman on vacation in Iceland managed to unwittingly join a search party looking for herself. Toronto Sun reports that a tourist group traveling by bus to the volcanic Eldgja canyon made a pit stop near the canyon park. The woman in(…)

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Earworm

A tune crept into my mind (through my ear, perhaps) and hasn’t left me alone since. How to exorcise it? “Catch A Falling Star” Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Never let it fade away Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Save it for a rainy dayFor love may come(…)

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Page 1 – Memories of Anne Frank, Reflections of a Childhood Friend

  ****Page 1 – Memories of Anne Frank, Reflections of a Childhood Friend**** On Tues morning, July 7th, 1942, after a day of heavy rain, the sun came out in South Amsterdam, Holland. Hannah Goslar was dressed for summer in a light cotton dress. The school year was finished, the graduation ceremony had been the(…)

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O Canada!

  It just so happens that I’ve arrived in Canada, a place I love and admire, on Canada Day. [O CANADA, National Anthem with Lyrics and photos ] Listen, and get in the mood! What’s Canada Day, I asked at the celebration we stumbled on at the driftwood center on Pender Island, B.C. where we encountered *Mounties, *bagpipe(…)

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