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Will You Still Read Me When I’m 64?

I admit I have not done any statistical research, but it seems to me that there are many more contests, periodicals, agents and publishing companies out there looking for new young writers than new old writers. I’ve heard it said … Continue reading

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Let Me Slip Into Something a Little Less Comfortable

As members of the U.S. Congress play chicken, glaring at each other across the aisle, more people will experience the day-to-day crisis of lost wages and income insecurity. If Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling by mid-October and the … Continue reading

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Contemporary Artist Xu Bing

I recently made my first visit to MASS MoCA (Museum of Contemporary Art located in North Adams, Massachusetts). There I discovered a series of monumental works by Chinese artist Xu Bing. The exhibit includes a giant faux tiger-skin rug constructed … Continue reading

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Tara’s World: Down to the Ground

Photos by Tara C.L. (Tati A.) are copyrighted with all rights reserved.

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Master Ceramicist José García

It’s not easy to find José Antonio García, the master ceramicist who lives in a small village called San Antonino near Ocotlán, Oaxaca. Fortunately, friends of mine gave me these directions: drive to the end of the main street toward … Continue reading

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Boston: April 17, 2013

I’ve been so busy teaching creative writing to undergraduate students at Emerson College that I haven’t entered this blog in a month. Seven Emerson students were injured on Monday during the terrible events that took place near the finish line … Continue reading

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Tara’s World: On Being Short

I’ve always thought being short kinda stank, that I always have to look up at people. But I’m not alone. Flowers have to look up at the sky, feet have to look up at hands. Even a step has to … Continue reading

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