Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Letter to the Russian Language

This story was originally published in July 2013 on Ducts.org: All old people remind me of my dead grandparents, and especially old Eastern Europeans. So when we knock on the door at 2A, and the white-haired woman who answers is … Continue reading

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Alice B. Toklas (1877-1967): Gertrude Stein’s lover

Occupying that special invisible area historically reserved for homosexual partnerships, Gertrude Stein’s relationship with her “companion,” Alice Babette Toklas, was never entirely out in the open, but nor was it hidden from view. Between Gertrude and Alice, however, the nature … Continue reading

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