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Poetically Perfect

Posted by Betty and Dan on Friday, June 7, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
Although I'm a prose writer by profession, I've always been a poet at heart. Maybe at the heart of every good prose writer is a poet. Whatever, I began writing poetry at 12 years of age and have been writing ever since. In undergraduate college I wrote a poem called "Everyway" which won many honors and is one of my favorite to this day. Then came "Water Faucet Man" and many others, eventually collected in three editions: (1) "Footprints, Smiles and Little White Lies," (2) "The Illustrated Mid...
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Anna Karina and the former USSR

Posted by Betty and Dan on Monday, April 29, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
Since Betty blogged about the story of Anna Karina in Leo Tolstoy's book and this newest movie production. I want to focus on my reaction to the movie and my last visit to the USSR. 

First, I was impressed by the presentation. The idea of melding opera, play, cinema and history felt distinctly Russian to me, and reminded me of the constant sense of historicity I felt when visiting St. Petersburg, Moscow and Krasnoyarsk (Siberia). People were people, work was work, life was life, but somehow th...
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