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According to the Tibetan Book of the Dead, what really matters in life is death. Specifically how one faces the end because, as they say, death is the crowning glory of life. Well, that’s … more
My grandmother was sixteen years old when she kept this diary. One of eight children, she attended high school while also working in the family bakery. Her older sister, Tillie, with whom she had a … more
Imagine you’re 19 years-old and you just landed your own apartment in NYC on a beautiful tree-lined street. You live alone because that’s what you’ve always wanted, and you can … more
Life changed dramatically when I moved from city to country. It suddenly went from watching my back to regularly sighting eagles, hawks and egrets as well as slithering unidentifiable snakes; from … more
The inky dinky spider is a black ink cartridge that is crawling around the neighborhood. I paid over $30 dollars for this cartridge plus priority shipping and it has yet to arrive at my door. I call … more
January 1st Very warm out today; went to Fox’s Theater. It wasn’t very nice, so I’ve decided to not go to any more vaudeville shows if I can keep myself away from them. My … more
“Please come to the party. We’ll send a limo for you,” begs my friend on the other end of the phone. ”Well, I don’t know. Can I bring someone?” I ask. I … more
I can still recall the smell of burning wax and the sound of crackling candles as our German grandmother lit her Christmas tree with dozens of finger-length fiery tapers. Before bed, someone would … more
A mysterious package arrives. The return address: Lexington, KY. The sender: Cellularize. Inside there’s a small transparent envelope containing what looks like an electronic device. … more
I love the softness of a flannel nightgown, the smell of coffee brewing even though I don’t drink it, being left alone with my thoughts, figuring out a new dress pattern, and sometimes … more
I walk up the hill to visit a good friend, whom I’ll call Jay, to talk about something that’s weighing heavily on my mind; I don’t know what to do about another friend, whom … more
Standing in line at the post office, grocery store or basically anywhere there’s a cue of people, sometimes provides opportunities to accidentally overhear conversations. Here are some verbatim … more
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