Monthly Archives: September 2015

Barry’s Blog # 149: The Joys (and Curious Political Implications) of Reciting Poetry

Do you remember the film, “Il Postino?” A barely literate postman steals one of Pablo Neruda’s poems to impress his lover. When Neruda catches him at this plagiarism, the postman blurts out, “Poetry does not belong to those who made … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 148: The True Story of the Unconscious Emissary

The True Tale of the Unconscious Emissary  Boston, Summer of 1970. I lived in a communal apartment that we called “The Zoo”. We had little money but plenty of books, art supplies, records, condoms, wine and pot. We ate more … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 147: Let’s Talk About Me — Part Two of Two

Let’s Talk About Me, Part Two Leona Tockey (1925-2015) Leona Tockey (1925-2015)   Leona Tockey had one hell of a story, or in mythological terms, a cycle of stories all centering around a heroic figure who traditionally leaves the comfort … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 146: Let’s Talk About Me — Part One of Two

I’m judgmental and tend toward the curmudgeonly. That said, I freely admit to enjoying typologies, systems that classify everyone. They can be useful up to a point, but they can be fun (There are three kinds of people in the … Continue reading

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