Monthly Archives: February 2015

A Vision

I’m walking Wednesday morning to the train with thoughts about religion in my head, distracting me from periodontal pain by contemplating what I’ve lately read, and disapproving more the more I’ve learned of organized religion. As a Jew I’ve kept … Continue reading

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Boot Straps (Finish)

It was good that Norah and I found each other. We were alike in feeling quietly superior to everyone else. We were similar in our early shifting for ourselves. Most of the boys and many of the girls thought we … Continue reading

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Boot Straps (Continued)

So it was that when I entered kindergarten, I switched classes on the second day. I was looking for more than I found on the first day, in my assigned room. I told my mother about it and she taught … Continue reading

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Boot Straps (Start)

My parents managed to find a stupid pediatrician. Either that or they lied to me, and the mistakes were their own decisions. But they told me the enema was doctor’s advice, and they insisted that their silence before my tonsillectomy … Continue reading

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Americana

While horses are abundant in the West, nobody here has seen a unicorn. And though some Salem women once confessed to witchery, our homeland is forlorn of wizards, warlocks, covens in the night, or fairies, fauns and satyrs in the … Continue reading

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Sustenance

Tomatoes and potatoes and cocaine, dark chocolate, avocado, coffee, corn, transplanted marijuana: feed my brain and fuel my body. Flora I was born to love, the manna of my continent – celebrate with me the gifts of earth unfurled, new … Continue reading

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Sisters (Part 3 of 3)

Jane thought she was done with abnormal mouth then. She continued to brush and floss and see the dentist twice a year, but she enjoyed 20 years of strong normal-looking teeth. Then the gum disease appeared. It had to have … Continue reading

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