The Real and the Rare — The Phenomenon of the Equaintance

Breakfast in Berlin(Very important! If the bottom of this post is cut off, reload the page. This usually solves the problem. Sorry for the inconvenience. You’d think the adorable people at Blogger would fix this.) I’m a bit hungover. Yes, there was wine, but I’m really talking about the intoxicating events of the past weeks […]

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Read My Shorts!

It’s still Short Story Month for another week, which means you still have time to read a few more excellent short stories. I’m almost finished with Tania Hershman’s excellent and often pleasantly bizarre collection My Mother was an Upright Piano. These stories are brief bursts of creative energy that will stay with you long after […]

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Celiac Awareness-slash-Short Story Month

(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) __________________________ Were you aware of this? I wasn’t until my cousin Jennifer told me. She’s a Celiac too. Did you know something like one in ten of us is? Both Jennifer and I are adorable, but that’s […]

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The State of Things

(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, please reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) ____________________________________ Monday I got a cortisone shot in my problem-child shoulder because, after months of improvement, it’s starting to get worse–and now my right shoulder is hurting too. I’ve tried to stay away from my computer […]

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A Whirlwind Weekend in NYC

Not the one in ParisWould you like to fly ten hours to New York and ten hours back . . . for the weekend? Heck yeah. Why not? It takes me four or five days to get over jetlag when I travel to the US, so last weekend was, in every sense of the word, […]

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