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When a Memory’s Absence Tells a Story

A former boyfriend, from decades and another continent ago, e-mailed me last week to mention that Barack Obama had visited Germany, where he now lives with his wife and two children.  He wrote: “I told my family that, thanks to you, I heard the senior Bush’s speech in Budapest in 1989!” Really? I didn’t remember … Continue reading

What Are You Really Searching For?

On the Internet, everyone is a seeker.  We go online, type a word or phrase in Google and click “search”.  Perhaps we are looking for something specific: the best price on a certain item, a train schedule, the precise meaning of a word.  But many times, I suspect, we consult search engines as if they … Continue reading

Past, Present, Future. Where to live, where to look?

But Lot’s wife looked back from behind him, and she turned into a pillar of salt. – Genesis 19:26 If you’re unfamiliar with this Old Testament story, God spares Lot and his family from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah but instructs them to not look back as they are fleeing.  Lot’s wife, curious and/or … Continue reading

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