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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Lost Marco

We thought the backpack belonged to the two women across the Taco Deli picnic table from us. They had said yes when I asked if it was theirs. I must have misunderstood. It turned out to belong to Marco who walked up a few minutes later, clearly drunk and apparently homeless. “I’m not sure I’d […]

Unintentionally In Sync

It was lunchtime. I didn’t feel like going far for something to eat, because it was cold. So I walked to Whole Foods for the salad bar. I was sitting at a tall table, eating my meal, working on French language drills on my phone and enjoying the music.  I glanced in the direction of […]

Fine Things

It’s a fine thing, that Oak tree sapling poking up out of the pot from the acorn we poked into the dirt in the pot under the mulch in the fall. A fine thing, that spring-green finery, ever optimistic under blue skies and under chicken wire to keep the squirrels at bay. And it’s a […]

Lady Liberty

From the cover of Der Spiegel from Germany. From the cover of the New Yorker from the East Coast. And from a protest sign in Poughkeepsie.