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Spirits of Ancient Egypt

In the 1970s, when I was a kid, tourists could enter into the interior of the Great Pyramid of Giza, crawling through the immensely dark passageways in an uneasy quiet, completely dependant upon the navigational sense of one’s guide. Although it was many decades ago, I still remember clearly the dimly lit Pharoah’s burial chamber… Continue reading Spirits of Ancient Egypt

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“The scent of pines and yearning”

“The scent of pines and yearning…”– with these words Gabriel Priel, an Estonian born New York City poet, evoked his nostalgia for upstate New York. On this Valentine’s Day, my thoughts go to Ithaca, New York, where I met my husband Bill. ┬áBill was a doctoral student in Medieval History at Cornell at the time;… Continue reading “The scent of pines and yearning”