Author Archives: tkflor

A Romantic Moment on a Yacht

During the spring break, we visited Maryland, focusing on the northern Chesapeake Bay, between Havre de Grace and the capital, Annapolis. Havre de Grace The tourist season has not yet started in Havre de Grace. The views and the peacefulness … Continue reading

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The Real Jane Austen???

“In the popular imagination, Jane Austen spent nearly all of her life sitting in a parsonage, working on her embroidery, gossiping about the neighbours and writing novels confined to ‘three or four families in a country village’.” From The Real … Continue reading

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Forward and backward

“It was possible to read the story two ways: Front to back, the heron returned to his heron wife and the world of the sky. Back to front, he stayed with his one true love on earth.” From The Third … Continue reading

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The Return

“Concha and her friends flippantly called the new freedoms for women “liberation and lingerie” because of the exciting new undergarments that they now sometimes saw advertised in the newspapers. Having moved out of rural poverty herself when she married Pablo, … Continue reading

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A new message of hope

“Help Me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re My Only Hope” Princess Leia, Star Wars: A New Hope. It is customary to begin a new year with new resolutions, and even make them public to add a little bit more pressure to follow … Continue reading

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Stars, Leaves, and speculations about Dark Matter

“Topmost branches stretched in all directions, arched over the road, merging into a lush green canopy, dappled with yellow, saffron and vermillion. Bright-blue patches of sky peeked through the dome. A kingdom to itself, Danielle thought. Each tree was a … Continue reading

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Love between the covers

“The noise was huge. Wherever they stood, sat, or wandered, they talked. Primarily women, he observed, some of them dressed for business, other drooping from travel. And all, he thought, studying the heaped luggage carts, with enough suitcases for a … Continue reading

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