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There are very few men and women, I suspect, who cooked and marketed their way through the past war without losing forever some of ...
There are many of us who cannot but feel dismal about the future of various cultures. Often it is hard not to agree that we are be ...
Once the visitor was told rather repetitively that this city was the melting pot; never before in history had so many people of su ...
For anyone addicted to reading commonplace books ... finding a good new one is much like enduring a familiar recurrence of malaria ...
Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.
It is puzzling to me that otherwise sensitive people develop a real docility about the obvious necessity of eating, at least once ...
... word-sniffing ... is an addiction, like glue--or snow--sniffing in a somewhat less destructive way, physically if not economic ...
Our family talked a lot at table, and only two subjects were taboo: politics and personal troubles. The first was sternly avoided ...
War is a beastly business, it is true, but one proof we are human is our ability to learn, even from it, how better to exist.
One ... aspect of the case for World War II is that while it was still a shooting affair it taught us survivors a great deal about ...
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