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Posted in: Film & TV

Mind-altering, life-changing film

Image from 1989 film, La jetée showing pier extending towards horizon

“Everyone remembers the first time they saw La Jetée.” I’m pretty sure we all remember the first time seeing this film – a perfect use of form and style merged with story and theme – and knowing that everything had changed, right then. William Gibson articulates his moment beautifully. His comments are significant in today’s phone and selfie world where it seems people experience life only through a tiny screen,[…]

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Posted in: Uruguay

Getting connected

About a year ago, with the invaluable help of Romina, one of my familia, we went to the telecom office, Antel, and I now have a Uruguayan phone number. Pretty easy if one is fluent in Spanish LOL so I’m grateful to have had an interpreter with me. I’d purchased the phone in the US through an online international outlet because my phone, on Verizon, isn’t GSM compatible, which is[…]

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Posted in: Quotes

Cynthia Ozick

The power of language, it seems to me, is the only kind of power a writer is entitled to.

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Posted in: Quotes

Rabindranath Tagore

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life, and my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.

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