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(*An excerpt from the book that Frank is currently writing) It’s uncertain as to the first political transaction made over a cup of coffee. Middle East and African traditions suggest Ethiopia and other parts of Africa as far back as the 7th century. As a crop, coffee was not cultivated until the 9th century depending […]

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I find footnotes quite appealing for one never knows for certain when one might chance upon an elongated or even short stubby morsel of knowledge that is provocative with a certain discerning taste and subsequently a cause for further probing, insertion, reflection and question. A singular footnote of substance can be I suppose quite seductive […]

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Our most intimate and revealing clothing is our language (and the actions that follow that language). Is racism, misogyny, bullying, hate, greed, “arrogance of deception,” disinformation and fear now more than ever potent ingredients in the language of politics surrounding the American dream or fantasy? Populist fantasies when they are played out may have unsettling […]

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Diplomacy has a long tumultuous history with numerous revisions during its illustrious coursing through the centuries. It’s an art, not a science. If you are a conqueror then the language of diplomacy changes to justify the reason for your being in power. Language is diplomacy in action and is a largely successful human experiment with […]

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I think of the door both as a physical reality and as a metaphor. Its design, construction and composition reveal the thoughts of the designer about the context of entrance and access to a potentially mythic space. In my voyages and treks to varied and disparate places, I have come across doors that enchant and […]

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The word soul is complex, at least for me. Much of what I’ve read has been abstract, poetic, romantic and highly imaginative. People cling to the idea of immortality. Writing is one way to achieve that state of mind. Though much writing is forgotten over time and weeded out of the mind’s library. At times writing […]

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