Questinia

In the medical arts in NYC
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Letter from a Friend of a Friend

I spent most of yesterday trying to intellectualise the outcome, but it comes down to three things, racism, sexism and privilege.

The Politics of Spanking

Dazed, I turned only to see said chorus approaching, grinning, with one of them rapping the words "Slam Slam Cinderella.” To add to the surreal quality of the event: I didn't feel humiliated.

Vivian Maier: Photography’s Emily Dickinson?

She worked as a nanny and she may be one of the greatest street photographers of the mid 20th Century. She was an enigmatic woman who took pictures in...

Gifts of the Magick

Halfway down the mountain between my house and town is a stretch of road that looks like it ends in a house.  It doesn't of course, rather it curves...

Howl

In October of 1955, Allen Ginsberg read a poem in San Francisco that electrified the audience.  This poem was successful as soon as it came out.  It is as...

Democracy In The Twilight Zone

My town has a dump with its very own boutique called the “swap shop”.  No one is too proud to rummage around in there to find a...

Wish You Were Here…Again

I was chosen for jury duty on September 10.   The rest  of the prospective jurors were allowed to leave and resume their lives and for some of them, I...

Just A Thought

In the heaven of Indra, there is said to be a network of pearls, so arranged that if you look at one you see all the others reflected in...

The Pond

After buying the old farmhouse at the end of March, I quickly went around to its back to look at what I had really purchased it for.  Because, although...

The Power of Intermittent Fanning

The Huffington Post has gone Vegas. It has instituted a clever way to have commenters engage in what can only be seen as a form of slot machine gambling.  I...