Category Archives: Tribute

In the dark there was Leone

“Can miles truly separate you from friends…if you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?” – Richard Bach   “You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived. You can … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Love, Tribute | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

…To the left

Despite the fact that I first published this here over three years ago, it seems imperative to reblog it now given current events in Virginia and elsewhere.  “This is the biggest cemetery for Jews, Poles, Roma and Sinti. It must … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Discrimination, Life, Loss, Racism, Tribute | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Sachant j’appartiens (Knowing I belong)

“Home is not where you live but where they understand you.” –  Christian Morgenstern “You need a village, if only for the pleasure of leaving it. A village means that you are not alone, knowing that in the people, the … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Communication, Inspiration, Life, Poetry, Relationships, Tribute | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Fight Censorship and thank a Librarian

“We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.   –  E.M. … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Childhood, Commentary, Communication, Creativity, Dreams, Education, Inspiration, Life, Passion, Perception, Poetry, Political, Relationships, Sensuality, Tribute, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Nothing like Paris

“In France we have a saying, “Joie de vivre,’ which actually doesn’t exist in the English language. It means looking at your life as something that is to be taken with great pleasure and enjoy it.”   –  Mireille Guiliano “When … Continue reading

Posted in Tribute | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

still

“Touch has memory.”   –  John Keats   “So she thoroughly taught him that one cannot take pleasure without giving pleasure, and that every gesture, every caress, every touch, every glance, every last bit of the body has its secret, which … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Musings, Passion, Perception, Relationships, Sensuality, Tribute | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Hero: Women’s History Month

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, Tribute | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Cours français

“No man can be a good teacher unless he has feelings of warm affection toward his pupils and a genuine desire to impart to them what he believes to be of value.” – Bertrand Russell Cours français Serge’s eyes twinkle … Continue reading

Posted in Tribute | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

I hear you soaring

“What is buried in the past of one generation falls to the next to claim.” – Susan Griffin   I hear you soaring I know why The caged bird sings I know her songs Her voice Clear, pure, painfully true … Continue reading

Posted in Tribute | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

In Memoriam: George Whitman

“Be Not Inhospitable To Strangers Lest They Be Angels in Disguise” – George Whitman Today, this blog is dedicated to the man who made this Mecca for writer’s and reader’s  all that it could be. George Whitman, an Angel in … Continue reading

Posted in Tribute | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment