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Robert X Modica

July 30th 1931-March 14th 2015 (83) I don’t know what to say. I mean, what can you say when someone so spectacularly special departs? All I can do is recall his story, told through my own (rambling) recollections… Robert Xavier … Continue reading

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How to Build a Fountain of Youth

The smell of freshly cut grass on a lazy summer day. The sensation of a melting popsicle covering your lips and cooling down your soul during a sticky heat wave.  Getting soaked under a summer storm. The tango-dancing leaves of … Continue reading

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I Can’t Sleep

I have a complicated relationship with sleep. We don’t talk on the phone for hours. We don’t exchange clever emails. We don’t even text. We don’t do anything at all because…I can’t sleep. Well, it’s not so much that I … Continue reading

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Mourning Fictional Characters…

So the strangest thing happened. Apparently Keanu Reeves was visiting a close friend of mine – a distant relative of his. Since he was a newcomer to this fair city, and friendless, she asked me to meet Keanu and show … Continue reading

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‘The Bling Ring’ & the Age of ME

We live in a society that is obsessed with celebrity. That statement cannot come as a shock. Whether it’s the usual suspects, which consist of movie stars with megawatt smiles, or athletes with the Herculean abilities, or larger-than-life, carefully crafted … Continue reading

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Random Photos

I’ve been walking around lately with my little Leica camera, snapping random photos, capturing still images, here are some:

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My Meeting with the Dalai Lama

In April of 2004, I got a chance to cross paths with his Holiness the Dalai Lama. I was awaiting his arrival, sitting patiently in the front area of a room that was packed with international media along with their … Continue reading

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Living in Public

I often wonder how honest and open one needs to be with the world. To live in hiding, feels like a lie. Yet, thoughts and feelings are precious. Play-dough in the wrong hands. So, should they be guarded, or given … Continue reading

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My Bully & Me

I suppose I can share this now that enough time has ticked away. Now that there’s distance, I can wear certain scars on my sleeves. There’s a certain sense of pride that comes from having gone through some experience that … Continue reading

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The Lost Day

Every once in a while, sometimes more often than I care to admit, I experience something I’ve come to fondly refer to as a “lost day.”  Try as it may, even NASA can’t find it. Please, do allow me to … Continue reading

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