UNDULATING IN THE UNDERBRUSH IN THE DANGEROUS WOODS

Doesn't that sound like some bizarre parallel of life? There you are in your L.L. Bean boots, sprayed head-to-foot with anti-bug glop. You don't know what's worse -- the big heavy boots with your jeans tucked into the tops, or the slime all over your body. That anti-bug spray is icky. But you aren't going … Continue reading UNDULATING IN THE UNDERBRUSH IN THE DANGEROUS WOODS

ART VERSUS LIFE? TRUTH? FICTION?

"For God's Sake," I shout at the giant naked bronze guy loping around my garden. "Put something on! You can't go running around like that!" It's already too late. I can hear the sirens getting closer and I know those evil neighbors are getting me back for all the nights when my dogs barked and wouldn't shut … Continue reading ART VERSUS LIFE? TRUTH? FICTION?

THE PERSONAL TRAGEDY OF INTOLERANCE – BY ELLIN CURLEY

Intolerance seems to be rearing its ugly head more now that Donald Trump is President. Intolerant people seem emboldened by Trump’s tolerance -- even embrace -- of intolerance. I grew up hearing a family story that illustrates an early twentieth-century version of prejudice and rigidity. The price the family paid for it was huge. A … Continue reading THE PERSONAL TRAGEDY OF INTOLERANCE – BY ELLIN CURLEY