Closing Joe’s Eyes In those last days, nothing reached him completely. His catheter went red from blood, his left eye began to droop, his breathing grew more and more irregular. Dad and I smoked on the porch in free moments, knowing the time would come soon, but […]
We’re on our way to Annie’s in Providence, and I’ve missed the exit off 95. I’ve never been there before, and I’m nervous driving.
Mulitiples At first I thought it was a project from Home Economics, a subject that you would think had long been phased out of the college curriculum by 1989, but it was still offered at mine. My friend Liesl had once made a formal skirt for her sister […]
I was going to take a break and have my lunch at De Angelo’s where there’s a special on Wednesdays 11 am to 2 pm, but then the lieutenant and some men carrying paper bags show up, and I have to change plans. The lieutenant tells me I have […]
Petach Tikvah – Central Israel Rachel lay awake in bed wondering who would come home first. Though her four oldest offspring were married and settled, her three youngest were all teenagers, and so she still couldn’t sleep any better than when she had four in elementary school and […]
No one ever called it a cult. It was too big for that. There were hospitals, schools, and industries covered in its name and this imparted a self-reflecting credibility.
It was 2009 so one really couldn’t be picky when it came to most things. Lauren’s first job interview was with a man who went by Hamlet and carried a small, thin barber’s comb and a different news clipping from the same November 18th, 1984 New York Times […]
You’re entitled to surprise. I’ve won no awards for outstanding achievement in personal correspondence, and I have been especially remiss in regard to you. No cards on holidays or your birthday, no postcards though I’m quite the traveler, certainly no letters. You could count on me for not […]