Salamanca, summer 1982

Reflections on an Inspiring Teacher

Last weekend while I was in Chicago for my high school reunion, I visited one of…

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Sparkly Book

Poetry is Fancy

My sister, who teaches high school English, had to leave home for a meeting with a…

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Alaska 1999

July 1999 My sister Carita is doing a second master’s (first one was in from the…

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Decimal Dummy

On Sunday, The New York Times Metro section featured a giant profile of my pal Hackett.…

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National Exposure!

Just pissed off another morning show. Don’t guess I’ll be hearing from them again. They wanted…

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Bible, holy

The Bible According to Viveca

A few years ago my friend Slammin’ and I decided to read the Bible. Now actually…

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6 train last stop

6: Pelham Bay Park, the Bronx

Monday, February 21, 2011 We went to Manhattan. We went to Queens. Now we’ve gone to…

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Beginning of third flood

The Flood

2000 and 2010 were the worst years of my relatively good life. I wrote this story…

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