Getting to the Core of the Matter

Golden Delicious and jazz apples at Harvest -Photographed on Hasselblad H3D-39mb Camera 

I counted nine different apple varieties at a nearby greengrocer today. Sunday it took me 30 minutes to travel three blocks because I got caught up in Apple Festival traffic! And, purely randomly, when I asked my friend Jim to send a photo of his daughter so I could see her all grown up, he sent one of her in front of the country’s biggest apple basket.

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A Rose by Any Other Name? Violet? Fern?

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In Shakespeare’s most famous play, the line “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” refers to Juliet’s love. Young Juliet declares that she will still love Romeo even though he is a Montague, a family Juliet's family (the Capulets) are fiercely feuding with.

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Sullay, A New American

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From my kitchen window I look into the dining room of my neighbor and friend Sullay. Born and raised in Columbia, she initially came to the U.S. to study English. Returning to Columbia, and a romance that had come undone, she wanted to come back to the U.S.

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Wine and Women

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Last week I attended a wine-tasting party. I’m new in the neighborhood and Brenda and Jeanne, two women down the block, have been warmly welcoming. Brenda was walking her white poodle when she knocked on my door and invited me. “It’s a group of really nice women. We talk, drink wine, have cheese and chocolates.” There would be someone to instruct us on the nuances of Cabernet.

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