Jeanne Koré Salvato

The Five Wounds

The Five Wounds

BACKGROUNDThe last novel in our series of seven, The Five Wounds, by Kirstin Valdez Quade, features an unusual background. The Penitentes, male Catholic brotherhoods who re-enacted the crucifixion, flourished in secret up through the mid 20th century in southern...
winter

winter

ne thing about winter, it seems to me, is that the forward motion we normally so enjoy is not really what we experience during this time. It occurs to me that winter is a time of patterns, the way the brush repeats itself along the road, on the hillside, in the parks...
solstice d’hiver

solstice d’hiver

nstead of our usual chatty musings, I thought it might be nice to pause, taking a quiet moment for those of us trying to find our way when the nights are very long this time of year. Crest, Rhône-Alpes, France And if you have a few moments, the following podcast...
enfin bref (in short)

enfin bref (in short)

e are in the thick of the World Cup finale.  So just a few words from yours truly on the subject. MOROCCOPundits say that the World Cup 2022 will be Morocco’s World Cup, even though they lost to France today.  It is extraordinary that they are the first Arab...
Coupe du Monde 2022

Coupe du Monde 2022

THE BEAUTIFUL GAMERicharlison scores a brilliant goal for Brazil, and the commentator says, “That is jogo bonito. That is the beautiful game.” PELÉIf you don’t know Pelé, then perhaps you don’t know quite what is behind this comment.  The story of Pelé, who won...
charles mingus

charles mingus

any great jazz musicians have enjoyed fame and success in Paris. Charles Mingus, the great bass player and jazz composer, was one of them.  In LA, where I was recently visiting, I came upon a book written by his wife, Sue Mingus, called Tonight at Noon,...