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Monthly archives: December 2013

RETIRING THE R-WORD

I RECENTLY SPENT A LONG WEEKEND IN CONNECTICUT, re-connecting with the far-flung classmates at my 40th  Yale reunion.  Normally, when I go to such events, I try not to have any great expectations.  No expectations, no disappointments. Of course, with no expectations, I was rewarded with the unexp[...]

The Chorus

FROM CRICKET SONG TO NATIVE HYMNS Judy Light Ayyildiz FROM MY ROOM IN ISTANBUL, I LONGED FOR MY BALCONY IN THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS OF VIRGINIA. It was then, through the Internet that connects the world, I received an email with a link that informed me how a man, an experimental director and pla[...]