Category Archives: Conrad H. Pavellas

The World Changed

I recently read an article by a person whose “world changed” at a young age by the event of “9/11” in New York City. My reading of her well-written memoir initiated a memory search for that moment in my life … Continue reading

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Thinking about Memories

26 April 2009 I thought of my father as Eva and I walked along the wooded path beside the lake. He’s dead nine years now, but he and his stories, his life story, are still with me. He seemed to … Continue reading

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Wisdom From Oz

Johnny Dooit’s Song: The only way to do a thing Is do it when you can, And do it cheerfully, and sing And work and think and plan. The only real unhappy one Is he who dares to shirk; The … Continue reading

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West Side Story, Revisited

The 1957 Broadway stage play of this musical was very popular and successful, as was the subsequent movie, issued in 1961. When my sister Diane and I saw the film version of West Side Story (we were again living in … Continue reading

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Notes for a Memoir: Artemis Helen Pagonis Pavellas, RIP

A eulogy for, and brief biography of, my mother who died at age 90… The fates were such that my sister Diane and I were able to conduct a memorial for mom at my oldest daughter’s house in San Jose … Continue reading

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Notes for a memoir: Lucille and Alexander

Obituary of Alexander K. Pavellas Goodness, tolerance, truth; these virtues were crystallized in his heart. And it was through them that he approached his fellowmen, enriching them and impoverishing himself with every contact. It is impossible to think of Alexander … Continue reading

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Notes for a Memoir: Isadora Duncan and Raymond Duncan

A person begins in the far reaches of human history, his genes and cultural and family traits having been given him from countless predecessors. I present today and in succeeding Notes several predecessors of whom I am most aware before … Continue reading

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