Yearly Archives: 2009

Gifts Epilogue: Christmas 1979

An epilogue to the previous post, “Gifts.” On Christmas Day of 1979, my parents, my sisters, and I drove out to Stony Brook to visit with Oma and Opa.  Opa was in the terminal stage of the cancer that would … Continue reading

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Gifts

Part 1: This essay was originally published three years ago in Seeker Magazine.  When I began writing it, my only intent was to document a family story that was going to be forever lost due to the passage of time.  … Continue reading

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Hangover Theory of Economics

“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy– they smashed up things and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had … Continue reading

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