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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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We Never Liked Her

(This story was published in the fall 2013 issue of Plenitude Magazine): It’s summer at the Baltic Sea and the day is muggy and overcast. We find a parking spot as close to the boardwalk as possible because Grandma can’t … Continue reading

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New York Is Oakland

(This story was published on Mr Beller’s Neighborhood on September 8, 2012). Two days after the Occupy Oakland police raid, where an Iraq War vet was shot in the head with a police projectile and hundreds more were sprayed with … Continue reading

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Scenes and Metaphors from Can Serrat

Bram, who first introduced himself to me as “practically five” and then turned five last week, was telling me about the Cami El Font, just down the road from the residency, a shrine to the Virgin Mary perched above a … Continue reading

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Two Stadiums

The printed version of this story is in the new issue of Kiosk Paper, available to pick up for free at Kiosk, 95 Spring Street at Broadway in SoHo. About a ten-minute walk from my apartment in Crown Heights, past … Continue reading

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