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Good News

(I am pleased to publish this post by guest-blogger Eugene Mirabelli.  Gene is the author of six novels, plus short stories, poems, many journalistic pieces and numerous book reviews.  For many years, Gene was the editor and creative force behind … Continue reading

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Shackles, Chains, and Canon

In his essay, “In Praise of Dead White Men,” Lindsay Johns argues that efforts to make education more “relevant” to black people can be both patronizing and harmful, and that western literary canon should be taught to everyone.  While I … Continue reading

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Gifts Epilogue: Christmas 1979

An epilogue to the previous post, “Gifts.” On Christmas Day of 1979, my parents, my sisters, and I drove out to Stony Brook to visit with Oma and Opa.  Opa was in the terminal stage of the cancer that would … Continue reading

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