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Is a picture worth a thousand words?

Cleopatra, a Sphynx feline, shared aaduna mascot status with her brother, Cairo, until he passed away last December due to congestive heart failure.  Whenever, I am working on aaduna (especially now as we do final edit and review on the next issue,) she routinely sits next to the laptop or on my lap and watches what I am doing, or she goes off into a cat trance. 
This picture is worth 80 words because it conveys more than words do.

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On September 14, 2017 the fall series of word, revisited kicks off!


Monday, Monday, so good to me…Monday mornin´, it was all I hoped it would be

Another week is starting.  Possibly a new and different chapter in the USA’s pathway towards a more “perfect union.” Maybe.
Chaya Bhuvaneswar shares,
"Today: a hopeful conversation with a passing police officer, who was gracious and pale and stately in his well-pressed uniform, a "life-er" at least sixty years old, a fit sixty. I wished that there had been more cops like him in Charlottesville, to prevent violence. He said, "It's not a good time for the country right now, but you and me, we're going to make things better" even though I'd never seen him before. All he knew about me was that I'm here, American.
"A citizen. Bringing to mind Claudia Rankine's magnificent poem, "Citizen", winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry and joyously so. 
"It's in that hope - that there is going to be a better time, that there will have to be a time we will look back on these years and cherish our freedoms all the more because of the w…