Monthly Archives: January 2011

When We Were Strangers

My friend Pamela Schoenewaldt has written a wonderful novel, When We Were Strangers, arriving on book shelves January 25, 2011.¬† I’ve always been attracted to stories about immigrants (I was a “foreigner” for 8 years of my adult life–4 in … Continue reading

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Irena’s Corn Chowder

I have fond memories of my mother Irena’s corn chowder, the ultimate comfort food on a cold day. Although I grew up in Roswell, New Mexico and there were few cold days, when you ate this corn chowder, you dreamed … Continue reading

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Yianni mou, to mandili sou….

(2005) Taken from the peninsula Sithonia looking across to the peninsula Kassandra, Halkidiki in northern Greece. The pelican’s name is Yiorgos. Sung by Domna Samiou¬† Your Kerchief, Yianni (Epirus) Your kerchief, Yianni, dearest love, why is it soiled and … Continue reading

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