Category Archives: Portraits

Portrait of a Woman: Mari

It takes a long time to grow an old friend. My friend Mari and I have known each other since third grade.  She is one of my oldest friends.  We were never “best friends”, but were always in about the … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Man: The hopeful African

He’s been here in the States for more than 20 years, but his accent is so thick sometimes it’s hard to understand him.  A is finely dressed and extraordinarily handsome with a warm smile and almond eyes.  He isn’t overly … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Woman: My mother

The thing is – the older I get, the younger my mother looks.  Not in the physical way, but in the life experience way.  My entire vision of my mother is a reflection of her grief at an age that … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Man: The Beekeeper

I’ve never met anyone with such bad hair. Well, let me rephrase.  H’s hair is not really all that bad, but the lack of attention brings the  hairdo into the category of a homeless person.  As the bald spot in … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Woman: The Francophile

*I have been thinking a lot about this, and I would like to start a series of portraits of some of the amazing people in my life.  Their stories are fascinating to me, and hopefully will be interesting to readers … Continue reading

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