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Among the Missing

There’s always this stretch of awkward silence at the beginning. I’m the only foreigner in a room full of people from a hundred other countries, an exile pinned to my seat watching a parade of expectant faces – all travelers … Continue reading

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Accidents Happen

“A traveler in a foreign land best learns names of people and places, how to express ideas, ways to carry on a conversation by moving around in the culture, participating as fully as he can, making mistakes, saying things half … Continue reading

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Everything Changes Everything

The late, great tenor sax player from Chicago, Clifford Jordan, was in Hartford sometime in the late 70s playing a concert in Bushnell Park. ┬áIt was around the time his Glass Bead Game album was released, a recording that twisted … Continue reading

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