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Suburbanization in Reverse

Last week’s Economist cover featured the death of the internal combustion engine via the electric car. The magazine contemplates a bright future where the air is clean, oil grabs become irrelevant, and people nap during their private commutes. Then, reverse suburbanisation as cities contract, converting now useless parking into homes, parks, offices. Efficient destinations everywhere. […]

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Post Partum

For months I’ve considered embarking on my third book of poems. And for months I have not.  I finally know why: the emptiness that “one feels when one has finished a piece of work that was important to one.” This is not a small emptiness; it is a big one. Sure, one can decide to […]

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Once a Shipwreck, Always a Shipwreck

So I read Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “Relato de un Náufrago” (“The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor”) in one sitting. I had my doubts when buying it beacuse I tend to find that all shipwreck stories are the same. Sun, thirst, hunger, dead fish.  Indeed, my favorite part of the tale was Marquez’s introduction, which included […]

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