Back from San Severino Marche, Italy

I just spent the week in San Severino Marche, Italy. Le Marche is like the South Dakota of Italian regions. Mysterious, unknown, yet strangely beautiful. Either way, I

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Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that

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1523, Cuzco: Huaina Cápac – Eduardo Galeano

The Inca is staring at the sun. Not as a challenge, as his priests fear, but out of pity. Huaina Cápac feels pity for the sun, because as

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Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer

“It may be that we are doomed, that there is no hope for us, any of us, but if that is so then let us set up a

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A Letter from Hemingway to Fitzgerald

Here’s an excerpt of a letter from Hemingway (Ernest) to Fitzgerald (F. Scott) that I dug up somewhere… To me a heaven would be a big bull ring

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“Under the desert sun” quote from Edward Abbey

“Under the desert sun, in the dogmatic clarity, the fables of theology and the myths of classical philosophy dissolve like mist. The air is clean, the rock cuts

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