Category Archives: Anthology

My collected writings and those of family members.

Captain’s Log

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Captain’s Log

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Gucci Pride

“For youthful fans, the Gucci logo is a tag, a way of stating, ‘I am socially responsible,’” [Milton] Pedraza* said. “It gives you a very clear identity that goes beyond a fashion statement.” [*Founder and CEO of the Luxury Institute, … Continue reading

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Tenderness in the Kitchen

The young man [Flynn McGarry] seems a relatively gentle soul in a world still learning to be less needlessly rough. (Glenn Kenny, “‘Chef Flynn’ Review: A Gastronomic Wonder from Boy to Man,” NYTimes, 11-9-18) (c) 2018 JMN.

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Otto Schubert: Paintings from the Trenches

  Art student Otto Schubert (1892-1970) was 22 years old when he was drafted into the war. As the conflict unfolded, he painted a series of postcards that he sent to his sweetheart, Irma. … All pictures extracted from Postcards … Continue reading

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Leonor Fini

“She always felt that identity was just a mask,” Ms. Rivera said. “So the masks that she chose to wear were more true than her biological face.” (Daniel McDermon, “Sex, Surrealism and de Sade: The Forgotten Female Artist Lenor Fini,” … Continue reading

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Judith Kazantzis

Ms. Kazantzis wrote in free verse, her language intelligent but not didactic, powerful but not polemic. It could be witty, with traces of sarcasm. She portrayed women as complex, to correct literature’s pigeonholing them in one-dimensional characterizations as goddess or … Continue reading

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