Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Broken Cameras of Emad Burnat

There’s a brief scene in Five Broken Cameras where Gibreel, the boy, is seated in the barber’s chair.  A large black and white collar is wrapped around him, beginning at his neck and covering his small body. The razor begins … Continue reading

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Tips on Happiness 2: Between Dover Beach and Swampscott,MA

[We’ll stick with the word happiness but I don’t like it, as I made clear in Tip 1.  It’s not happiness, as Dr. Weil correctly points out. He likes contentment; I don’t like that either. It smells of zen serenity, … Continue reading

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Walking away from the North End, to the sea

It’s good, actually, that there are so few visitor parking spots in our city’s North End, especially on a cool, beautiful night like tonight, when the sky is clear, the wind crisp, a bit salty.  We parked our car quite … Continue reading

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In the Balkans 2: Montenegro

Montenegro–from Asbed Kotchikian’s photos of his travels through the Balkans.  

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