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Steven Epperson . . . And May It Be So

For 19 years, my friend Steven Epperson has been the minister of a congregation of Unitarians in Vancouver, British Columbia. Yesterday he led the services there for the last time and I attended church for the first time in who … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Immortality

“Are we friends, my brother? ” That question undoes me every time I read it. My fragmentary essay ended with the words: “Merry Christmas, Mom. I love you dearly.” John added sentiments that quicken my heart: “you too my brother!” … Continue reading

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Translating the Untranslatable

Last summer I visited my friend Zarko Radakovic in Cologne, Germany. I brought with me a gift for Zarko from my friend Alex Caldiero—Alex’s newest book: Zarko wanted to reciprocate, but when I suggested that he send Alex a copy … Continue reading

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Learning Cyrillic / Ћзрилица

“Learning Cyrillic” is the title of a story by David Albahari, in a translation by Ellen Elias-Bursac, published in Words without Borders, January 2007. It is also the title of a book of short stories, soon to appear in a US edition … Continue reading

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