Tag Archives: inspiration

NO PHOTOS PLEASE

I always wondered where the people sitting behind the tables at the polling stations on Election Day came from. Yesterday I found out for the first time. I saw an ad on Facebook a couple of weeks ago, Translators wanted … Continue reading

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DUELING GARDENS

DUELING GARDENS As some of you have read before Danusia and I are members of the community garden up the block, the Garden of Hope. There is also the Convent Avenue Garden just up the block at the foot of … Continue reading

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BULLY FOR YOU

You don’t hear that much expression anymore. Now if you say you did something exciting you might get a dry “good for you.” Or more modern, “awesome.” Of course, only girls get a “you go, girl.” Or some women, I’d … Continue reading

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NICE SHOES, J.B.

In the winter of 1981-82 I dated a girl named Tegan, who had a sister named Sian. They talked to each other every day, and sometimes I was present. Somewhere in those daily conversations one would inevitably ask the other, … Continue reading

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ONLY CASTLES BURNING

So I am not watching the inauguration, for what it’s worth. That’s something to think about, what it’s worth. Is it worth it to me to live with a sick feeling in my stomach, to live in fear and hatred? … Continue reading

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PILGRIMAGE

  I wanted to ride the new subway the day it opened. I wanted to ride on that noon Q train that would leave from 96th street heading south for the first time. I also don’t want to pay rent … Continue reading

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PRIVILEGE

I voted in a presidential election for the second time in my life yesterday. The guy at the door to the school across the street from my home smiled, and people I’d never seen in my life nodded and said … Continue reading

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