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  • Published
    August 4, 2022

    Column: Fourteen items or fewer

    Shlomit Auciello touches on the topic of time, and how a routine trip to the grocery store shows how people manage it differently.

  • Published
    July 28, 2022

    Column: The comfort zone

    Shlomit Auciello writes about using air-conditioning in her apartment, among other events which happened in the past week.

  • Published
    July 21, 2022

    Column: Quick response is not always of service

    Shlomit Auciello describes her experience with menu QR codes at a local restaurant.

  • Published
    July 14, 2022

    Column: Hugs and kisses, the rat elevator, and the separation of church and state

    Shlomit Auciello touches on a range of subjects including hugs with friends and relatives, the rat elevator at a friend's home, as well as the separation of church and state in regards to recent court rulings.

  • Published
    July 7, 2022

    Column: Photoshopping reality

    Shlomit Auciello writes about truth can be distorted visually and verbally.

  • Published
    June 30, 2022

    Column: Closure never comes

    Schlmoit Auciello writes about picking strawberries, and how the juicy, red fruit brings back past life memories.

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    Column: Flying dreams

    In spite of the solitary nature of our dance, we are not alone. Rather, the dance encourages us to feel ourselves sharing the space, and by extension the world, with everyone in it. Spirits, as Sting would have it, in the material world.

  • Published
    June 9, 2022

    Column: Signs and portents

    It's a lot easier to put up a cheap sign than to show up at a specific time and place to meet with your neighbors and honestly discuss important issues, or even just to cast a ballot while the polls are open. How we say a thing is often more important than what words we use.

  • Published
    June 2, 2022

    Column: Overstimulated

    And if those fantasies are of power and conquest, of the permanent silencing of those who oppose us? I am rambling and it hurts to look at this reality we are creating as we hurtle toward an exit none of us wants to take.

  • Published
    May 19, 2022

    Column: Isolation

    Letter from Away: Shlomit Auciello is a writer, photographer, and human ecologist who has lived in Midcoast Maine since 1988. Letter From Away has appeared online and in print, on and off since 1992, and is published here on a weekly basis.

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