Monthly Archives: November 2012

Gaza returns…

Today’s Mondoweiss carried a beautiful, defiant excerpt from Mahmoud Darwish, Silence for Gaza, translated by Sinan Antoon and used with his permission.  The Arabic original is from Hayrat al-`A’id (The Returnee’s Perplexity), Riyad al-Rayyis, 2007: We do injustice when we … Continue reading

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Oxford autumnal, II

From time to time, I feature photography by friends far and near– pictures from Dubrovnik to Stepanakert, from Brookline to Za’atary. Here, then, is the second installment of photographs of Oxford in autumn.  The photographers are Rafal Stepien and Nanor … Continue reading

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Oxford autumnal, I

~From time to time, I feature photography by friends far and near– pictures from Dubrovnik to Stepanakert, from Brookline to Za’atary. Here, then, is a series of photographs of Oxford in autumn.  The photographers are Rafal Stepien and Nanor Kebranian.  … Continue reading

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In the wake of Gaza

If you were not the rain, my love, then be the tree Saturated and bountiful, be the tree. And if you were not the tree, my love, then be the stone Saturated and moist,  be the stone. And if you … Continue reading

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After Sandy…

How quickly everything has changed in our realm–a beautiful day of ample sun, wind, and dryness! The storm is gone, at least for now.  There is a strange calm in the air, a lightness which other places in Sandy’s path … Continue reading

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