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Part II of My Dramatic True Adventure

PART II I was passing an empty parking lot on West 35th Street near 10th Avenue, when three men rushed out at me from the shadows of a gutted tenement across the street.  I heard before I saw them, pounding toward me, whipping past me, stopping and wheeling around, taking up stations around me, as […]

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An Amazing True Story: Part I

  The Old English “hel” belongs to a family of Germanic words meaning “to cover” or “to conceal.”  Hel is also the name, in Old Norse, of the Scandinavian queen of the underworld.  Way back in the 1980’s, I discovered how we humans consign ourselves to hell, while all around us, heaven. It happened one […]

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Moments of Being

“Spirit in the World” suggests great deliberate efforts, but also what Virginia Woolf calls in her posthumous journal, Moments of Being. “Behind the cotton wool is hidden a patter; that we—I mean all human beings—are connected with this; that the whole world is a work of art; that we are parts of the work of […]

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Diane Wolkstein

With great sadness, we share that our friend, the great storyteller and Parabola’s Epicycle Editor Diane Wolkstein passed away early yesterday morning in Taiwan of a heart attack.   She was not conscious but she was not alone. Buddhist prayers were recited, and a rabbi came to say kaddish. Her death is a great loss […]