Monthly Archives: July 2014

Walking Towards Vermeer

Even the marble was warm to the touch. As I struggled up two long flights of pure marble, white steps without blemish, I thought of poor  Cardinal O’Fiaich, come to plead for the hunger strikers, struggling up a similar flight … Continue reading

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Utrillo and the Riots

Utrillo and the Riots (Maurice Utrillo, 1883 –1955) Rich ghettoes are patrolled or gated, with electric coded pads, ironwork that can be seen through but not entered. Poor areas cannot afford gates; their barriers are invisible psychological ones. Keep out … Continue reading

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