Author Archives: Drachenfutter

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Some favorites from The Barnes collection

What can you say about a place that has 181 (!) Renoirs, 69 Cezannes, 59 Matisses, and 46 Picassos among its holdings, all of them unlabeled (!) and hung in an idiosyncratic manner reflecting a personal and unique philosophy about … Continue reading

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Chuva (Rain) – A fado by Mariza

Having added the capability to embed videos into my blog, I feel like a kid with a new toy. A “fado” is a type of Portuguese folk song that has at its center a longing for something/someone gone and remembered.  … Continue reading

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My first “Coup de foudre”

The French have a term for everything worth noting about life and love.  Especially love.  (It’s beyond my ken how and when they gained this special status with that universal emotion.  Or how deserved it truly is.  But that’s a … Continue reading

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Fired Works

There is a brilliant, sad and powerful poem by Yehuda Amichai, the Israeli poet who should have been a Nobel-winner, with these lines: Once a great love cut my life in two. The first part goes on twisting at some … Continue reading

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Sky-diving: Terra Firma…NOT!

I started this account of my one sky-diving experience some years (!) ago…. and finally finished it last night. Any story where a man takes risks beyond the ordinary usually involves a woman.  On those occasions, “fool” and “man” are … Continue reading

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Paris on my mind..

“We’ll always have Paris”, Bogart said to Bergman in Casablanca..… and tears roll down the cheeks of both the hard-boiled and the heart-weary. We don’t just understand, we grok, for Paris is the birthplace of loves, not the least of … Continue reading

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When in Scotland…..

It seems apt, as I am in Scotland this week, that I finally “finished” the poem below enough to make it visible to other eyes. In truth, I rarely stop tinkering with a poem, hence my output of completed ones … Continue reading

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