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Some Words Regarding Words

During the past year or so, I’ve been gradually downsizing my personal library. I was first motivated to do so a few years ago, when some of my cousins and I had to liquidate dad’s collections of books. The majority … Continue reading

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Bewildered

The news reporter stopped me on a busy Berlin street and asked if I had seen her missing O-umlaut. I told her that my Umlaut detector was malfunctioning. Perhaps she should ask the police investigator across the street. I pointed … Continue reading

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Those Things Called Words

The mind does peculiar things during meditation.  Yesterday my monkey mind veered off onto the subject of words.  Specifically, a visual image of a childhood toy popped into play.  It was a round, red plastic thing about the size of a 33 … Continue reading

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Mother Language

I had a dream this morning about my paternal great aunts and uncles. (In real life, they have all passed away.) In the dream, I was trying to interview them. The family was seated in great aunt Emma’s living room. … Continue reading

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