So much water so close to home

This is a story by Raymond Carver. I'll summarize it here, briefly and from memory because I haven't read it for a while: A bunch of men went fishing and found a young woman in the river. She was dead, but I don't remember why (drowning or some other cause). They figured that she was... Continue Reading →


This was the title of the film I saw yesterday. It was about a Nigerian woman working as a prostitute in Vienna, Austria. It was hard to see, but the film was very, very well done. It reminds me that in spite of our Corona worries, there are many, many other things in the world... Continue Reading →

And other people die

My friend died a few days ago. I don't think it was a COVID death, but people die anyway of other things. Apparently she had a cough but had been feeling better. She was a very young 70ish. I can't believe she's gone. But when I write here, I need to make sure that every... Continue Reading →

Imagine (That)

"The world's gone crazy" some have been saying. We've stopped the big economies of the world in order to save lives, and I'm surprised. Honestly and truly surprised. Why did I think no one cared? We haven't considered changing hardly anything to help the environment, and climate change seems just as dangerous. I'm convinced that... Continue Reading →

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