November 15, 2016

      No Degrees of Separation was released on November 16th 2016. Click here to buy the book on Amazon.

The Last Link

(“Over My Head, I Hear Music in the Air,” Kathleen Battle) Saturday, December 25 “I have a last link for you before I go… check it with headphones, please. I love you, Alan… I...

Him and Me

Friday, December 24 “Há flores de cores concentradas…” says Caetano Veloso’s song. “There are flowers in such intensive hues,” how else could I express this passionate clues… “The sun reflects its rays on the...

Hisham’s Palace

Traveling is also literature: I have just described this wonderful Roman mosaic in the book, so I decided to look it up on Google. It is curious that I still remember it perfectly, from the...

Love & Psyche

Friday, December 17 “I’m planning a nice afternoon… that’s why I sang you a samba, after all. Did you check the painting by João Câmara?” “It sounds lovely. I’m limited here to another 40...

Happy First Month, my Love

Tuesday, December 15 “I had send him an email yesterday with a Brazilian painting, The Kiss, by Rubens Gerchman… ahead of time, I was so eager to celebrate: ‘What you give to me and...

Tsunami

“The feeling I have for you is like a tsunami… coming and coming in infinite waves,” wrote Alan, on December 12, 2004. Two weeks later, on December 26, when we were seeing each other for...

Kites (Next Year We Will…)

Saturday, December 11 “Dear Alan, check in to see a 2005 preview (for us, I mean, kites and all). Attached for you a Brazilian painting, Kites, oil on canvas by Candido Portinari.   “Love/...

Shabbat

Friday, December 10 “Yesterday, I was satisfied, fulfilled, complete. What a day. Rolling Stones ruled out, one CAN get satisfaction after all. Concrete (Bau)Haus and all… I love you, my Alan, I never get tired...

Vows

Thursday, December 9 “Ani, Noga bat Avraham, mekhabelet otcha Alan ben Jacob beahava… Hodu L’Adonai ki tov, ki l’olam chasdo! “Good morning, my love, light of my life…”

My Men and You

Thursday, December 9 They are one piece, you are the puzzle They are one nut, you are the engine They are just sand, but you are blown glass They are the carbon and you the diamond...