Christina Nichol: Waiting for the Electricity


What a wonderful first novel Christina Nichol has written! Waiting for the Electricity, first published in 2014 by Overlook Press and now available in  paperback, is set in post-Soviet Georgia.  It’s a most unusual story about a strange, fascinating country. If, … View full post

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Yusuf and the story of Batir

Yusuf’s story is relatively simple: before 1967, Batir was in Jordan. After the Six Day War, it became part of Israel’s occupied territories. Until two years ago, Yusuf was able to move and work between Batir and Israel. Today, Batir … View full post

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Raza Rumi on hospitality


A Tidings conversation about hospitality, friendship and loyalty with Raza Rumi, a Pakistani journalist, blogger, author of Delhi by Heart: Impressions of a Pakistani traveller and follower of Sufi thought.  The subject of hospitality holds a certain irony for Raza … View full post

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Beggars and begging on blog

Like tipping, the subject of another early Tidings program, begging creates an unequal relationship between giver and receiver, an unbalanced one-way exchange with the amount of money transferred depending on the generosity and intentions of the donor with the receiver having … View full post

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Beggars and begging


In this newly updated version, here are lively conversations and commentary about beggars and begging, a subject I discovered was far deeper and provocative than I could have known before I embarked on this exploration.” More at this illustrated Tidings blog.

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North Fork Works 2015

Links to North Fork Works programs 2012, 2013 and 2014 and to Southold Historical Society to learn about the North Fork’s past and present.   Eleanor Morris Lingo: 89-year old native of Southold tells us about being an African-American woman living and working through the 1940s, 50s, 60s—in Southold, … View full post

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