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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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The proof is in the pudding

“al freír de los huevos lo verá” literally ‎“you will see it when you fry the eggs”, was translated as “The proof of the pudding is in the eating” A proverb from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. Miguel de … Continue reading

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Who said it? Jude or Jane?

“Some people want to believe that the only difference between achievement and failure is luck. They like to sit on their couches and say that some sort of predetermined fate was why others made it and they didn’t. They never … Continue reading

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Can a nymph, an Amazon, a playwright, and a poet bring peace to Athens?

“Before the comedies were presented at the festival, it was customary for one of Athens’s great lyric poets to entertain the crowd with a few well-chosen pieces, to get them in the mood. As with everything connected with the festival, … Continue reading

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Why does the Moon have phases?

“Moonspinners. They’re naiads – you know, water-nymphs. Sometimes, when you’re deep in countryside, you meet three girls, walking along the hill tracks in the dusk, spinning. They each have a spindle, and onto these they are spinning their wool, milk-white, … Continue reading

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