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The Menuhins: a Family Odyssey

Disillusionment at the Ancestral Court

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 12.21.2014 | Religion
Lionel Rolfe

Now I stood in the foyer of 790, behind the heavy entrance doors, uncomfortable because I could be naught but a stranger to the bearded Jews chanting in the next room with a passionate, melodic, electric hum that I recognized.

A Deep Melancholy That's Not Just Personal

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 10.04.2013 | Arts
Lionel Rolfe

A couple of days ago I was in a deeply melancholic state because of various personal struggles, including health and financial issues and an ex-wife I still love, but it all is leavened with the sense that as one approaches the end of life, the world becomes a much more apocalyptical place.