Not my CIA

Not my CIA

I rarely discuss hot potato topics, but this week it became painfully clear that the CIA I joined in 1985 is not the CIA of today. the nonpartisan rule I entered on duty the day after Ronald...

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“Come back in 15 Minutes”

“Come back in 15 Minutes”

“Come back in 15 minutes." When we lived in Mexico, I hated this phrase. The words weren't meant to be taken literally. Nothing would change in 15 minutes and everyone knew it. No, it was a...

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The season of loss

The season of loss

Spring has become the season of loss. Four years ago we lost my first cousin Celine. This year we lost Uncle Joe. My mother’s younger brother, Joseph N. Sestito passed at age 91 after leading a...

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New Audiobook! Listen to LISTMAKER

New Audiobook! Listen to LISTMAKER

The audiobook version of the Detective Emilia Cruz novella, THE LISTMAKER OF ACAPULCO was just released on Audible. This is a “Virtual Voice” audiobook from Amazon. It sounds surprisingly lifelike...

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I think of you

I think of you

This week, the Rome Arts Hall of Fame from my hometown sent out their annual call for nominations to previous inductees, including me (Hall of Fame Class of 2019.) The letter came from Maria Rich,...

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