The Black Sea : Housing The Dead For Several Centuries

" 'The CIA code word for him is The Mingrelian. That's a tribe or clan in the Republic of Georgia, that's been prominent in the Caucases since the dawn of civilization. Mingrelians were among the first Christians and remained Christian through Mongol, Persian, and Turkish invasions. Their aristocracy maintained an independent principality along the coast... Continue Reading →

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Till Death Do Us Part

" 'Negative thoughts back you into a corner,' her mother said to her, smiling, one afternoon after returning from a picnic with the baby in Flushing Meadows Park. 'They multiply and surround you. Don't think of what you don't have. Try to focus on the simple pleasures.' It was rich, this spouting of shibboleths, this... Continue Reading →

Love And The Rule Of Law

" 'We are obliged to consider every person,' Said her father deliberately, in his professional voice, 'who has not been judged guilty by a court of law, to be innocent: that's one of the principles of democracy. It is also the principle of a country under the rule of law.' " Cordelia Eleonara Fogg is... Continue Reading →

I See Dead BFF’s

"The sound cuts off, and Carly stares at the dead phone like she wants to crush it in her fist. Thunder shakes the house again, and a flash of lightning illuminates the shabby living room. Suddenly everything seems very still. The wind goes silent. Our eyes meet in the dim light. We both know, deep... Continue Reading →

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