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To Andalusia..

A slightly revised version of a dispatch originally posted in summer, 2011. Madrid, Barrio of Trafalgar, May 2011 It was Mahmoud Darwish, by his own personal and poetic admission a lover of Andalusia, who said about love—that love is either … Continue reading

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May 15: The Nakba at 67

May 15 is the day Palestinians and supporters of Palestinian rights to self-determination commemorate the Nakba, or Catastrophe, which forced hundreds of thousands of the native population out of Mandatory Palestine.  Today, the Nakba is 67 years old.  On this … Continue reading

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Between roofs and basements…

Roofs and basements:  I am here to tell you, to warn you not to attack these two extremeties of your home at the same time–repairing your roof and cleaning out your basement.  One is bad enough, and half of a … Continue reading

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