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Paying Nostalgia Forward

Paying Nostalgia Forward Jerry and I celebrated our eighteenth wedding anniversary last Friday. We watched the inauguration (moving right along here), and then drove through the rain to a Hindu temple in New Jersey that the wonderful lady who runs … Continue reading

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“Sex Appeal”

“Sex Appeal” Is it a good thing? A subversive thing? A morally neutral thing? Some years ago, I felt the need of fresh light on my situation. Since modern life’s more approved diagnostic tools and remedies seemed to me shopworn … Continue reading

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“Men!”

  “Men!” For some years I had a brilliant friend, male, with whom I used to talk far into the night about the most sublime and transcendent matters. We were sufficiently drawn to one another to be lovers, other colleagues … Continue reading

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“Heartbreak”

“Heartbreak” So far as I’ve been able to see, this is a world of desire.  If we no longer care to live, there’s a fair chance we won’t.  Depending on how deep it goes, our bodies will take the message. … Continue reading

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“Christianity, Judaism, and Women”

“Christianity, Judaism, and Women” I don’t know how you feel about this, but I take for granted that a religion represents (among other things) an erotic style.  If I were to convert to another religion, I would be changing the … Continue reading

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“Desire”

“Desire”  Catherine Deneuve, the iconic French film star, has said in a recent interview in Paris Match, “Desire is the motor of my life.”  There is nothing unusual in this, nor does it pertain to film stars uniquely.  Desire is the … Continue reading

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