Author Archives: Theodora Goss

Addicted to Books

I think I have two addictions: chocolate and books. The book addiction is definitely stronger. I can live without chocolate. I’m not sure I could live without books. When do I buy books? When I’ve accomplished something, to reward myself. … Continue reading

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Morning in the Garden

When I’m in Boston, the first thing I do every morning is go out into the garden. Well, almost every morning — unless it’s raining the way it does it Boston, in sheets of water coming down from the sky, … Continue reading

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The Covid Years

What did the Covid years do to us? I ask this question knowing very well that Covid is not over, and that the Covid years will last as long as Covid lasts, which as far as we know will be … Continue reading

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Living with Ghosts

When I returned to Budapest after eight months during which I was unable to travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, I thought that my apartment had acquired a ghost. In my absence, the apartment had been renovated. The originally plan … Continue reading

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Building a Nest

Little by little, I am building a nest. Imagine a little brown bird flying around gathering twigs and bits of string — that’s me. Last summer, my daughter and I walked through the park near my apartment in Boston and … Continue reading

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Living and Dreaming in Budapest

I woke up this morning with a sense of how incredibly lucky I am. This semester, I’m living and working in Budapest, teaching at two Hungarian universities with a Fulbright grant. I arrived a little more than a week ago, … Continue reading

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The Process of Moulting

“What moulting is to birds, the time when they change their feathers, that’s adversity or misfortune, hard times, for us human beings. One may remain in this period of moulting, one may also come out of it renewed.” — Vincent … Continue reading

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