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Albino Carrots

Memory chains. Sitting in our living room, facing each other, contemplating what might be for dinner, he can’t remember the word. Out comes “albino carrots”. And so I contribute “parsnips”. Forever to be remembered as “albino carrots”. Chained to memory. … Continue reading

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Random Access Stash

Jan Morris interviewed in The Guardian by Tim Adams Morris looks around her bookshelves, the thousands of books that line this long room floor to ceiling. “People always say: ‘Have you read them all?’” she says. “No. but I have … Continue reading

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Space, Smell and Memory

Ursula K. Le Guin “Living in a Work of Art” Words Are My Matter She grew up in a redwood house designed by Bernard Maybeck. She remembers: The pantry, off the narrow hall at the foot of the back stairs … Continue reading

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Farmers and Stories: Products and Producers

David Mas Masumoto in The Perfect Peach If foods are not paired with stories, no one hears the farmer’s voice and the farmer is easily dismissed. More context: Without stories, peaches become a commodity and consumers are attracted by their … Continue reading

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Infused with Glamour

kissing … missing intersections All I want to do is kiss you once goodbye Now I sit with different faces in rented rooms and foreign places All the people I was kissing some are here and some are missing in … Continue reading

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Lineation as Aide-memoire

From Alice’s encounter with the Duchess (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 9) I quite agree with you,” said the Duchess; “and the moral of that is — ‘Be what you would seem to be’ — or if you’d like it … Continue reading

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Memorable Monologue on Memory

Still Alice (2014) Dr. Alice Howland: Good morning. It’s an honor to be here. The poet Elizabeth Bishop once wrote: ‘the Art of Losing isn’t hard to master: so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that … Continue reading

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Two Takes on Terror or Resisting Being Terrorized

Sara Krulwich The people with AIDS had very little time left and most were filled with fear. Fear of the disease. Fear of coming out. When someone would actually let me take their picture, it was an act of enormous … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Celebrant

Robert Priest poet. Robert Priest food lover. Robert Priest celebrant. And I picture this outflow of publications not only with images of beautifully designed books but with the concomitant imagery of beautiful celebratory meals, generously put on and attended by … Continue reading

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What Is Remembered: The Long View

Lorna Finlayson There is no sense in which my great-uncle, who died at the Somme along with hundreds of thousands of others, gave his life for my freedom. He was cannon fodder in a needless imperial war which created fertile … Continue reading

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