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Clarice Lispector…writer of beauty…

Posted in Celestial Objects, Writers with tags , , , , , , , on November 30, 2014 by Mj Rains


Clarice Lispector, 1922-1977, was a Brazilian writer, described as the most important Jewish writer since Franz Kafka. She wrote novels and short stories and was also a part-time beauty columnist with a penchant for Chanel suits. Originally born in what is now the Ukraine, her family fled the Russian civil war and emigrated to Brazil. She studied law and eventually married a Brazilian diplomat.

Her novels include Near to the Wild Heart and The Passion According to G.H.

A Butterfly in Winter…

Posted in The Deep with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2010 by Mj Rains

“If a butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil, it might produce a tornado in Texas.  Unlikely as it seems, the tiny currents that a butterfly creates travel across thousands of miles,  jostling other breezes as they go…and eventually changing the weather.”
– Edward Lorenz

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