Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

“Willingness to Love and Be Loved in Return”

On this full-moon autumnal eve (October 27), wrapped in an orange blanket and sipping hot butternut squash soup in an effort to overcome a bad cold, I’m reminded (by something … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reclaiming Dignity

In this world of state, capital, and cops, most everything is being stolen or restolen from us. Here in Greece, austerity via the EU, wealthy global elites, and mega-financial institutions … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Archaeology of Bread and Ashes

Rosa Nera squat sits atop a hill overlooking a lighthouse built on ancient stone walls and a harbor’s mouth, which opens wide onto the seaside old town of Chania. One … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Better Selves Are Possible

There’s nothing like being hosted, with care and thoughtfulness, in a gigantic villa-like squat — a romantically crumbly building on a hill overlooking a centuries-old waterfront and sparkling blue sea … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

No Future But Now

From nearly the first moment of my arrival in Greece on October 5, I was met with the greatest of hospitality — a hospitality equal parts warmth, solidaristic egalitarianism, and … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

October 3, 2015: Year Two, Absent-Present My Mom

Sometimes the anticipation is worse than the actual experience. I’ve been feeling this day, October 3, 2015, two years since my mom died on October 3, 2013, for weeks now. … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

What Falls and Somehow Returns

Two years ago, today, my sister Karen and I watched. And waited. And watched. Together. A handful of fallen leaves, brought indoors, bedside, turning color-crisp-brown. A tiny pumpkin, struggling to … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

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