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People living deeply have no fear of death.
Matias Travieso-Diaz is a Cuban-born retired lawyer, engineer, and failed painter, and a collector of Maria Callas recordings. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his daughter, two dogs and a world class inventory of weeds, and describes himself as an "Animal Farm's goat, Packers and Cardinals fan, and lover of opera, classical theater, jazz, Italian food and vino. Since taking up writing, he has authored many short stories; over 80 of them have been published or accepted for publication in short story anthologies, magazines, blogs, audio books and podcasts. This production of 'The Honey Cake' makes 82 published short stories. A first collection of his short stories, “The Satchel and Other Terrors” was released in February 2023 and is available through amazon and other retailers.
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