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Convergence

In 1968, when I was nineteen years old, a new bride, and four months pregnant, I watched Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby. The film opens with an aerial shot of the New York’s Dakota apartment building, with its gabled roof and odd chateau-esque architecture. The...

Black Crickets

I didn’t know the boy he sexually assaulted—the one he was arrested for assaulting. I’d grown up and left town by then, was only home to visit family. The paper said the boy was staying the night at his house and the two of them were going fishing early the next...

Family Movie Night

Carrie Fisher is a piece of ass. Jamie Lee Curtis is a piece of ass. Karen Allen is a piece of ass. Melanie Griffith is a piece of ass. Meg Tilly is a piece of ass. Sigourney Weaver is a piece of ass. Sissy Spacek is a piece of ass. Goldie Hawn is a piece of ass....

A Dozen Eggs

1.      Eggs are a cross-cultural symbol for rebirth, regeneration. 2.      My friend Caroline owns four pet chickens. They live in her backyard, and have started to eat their own eggs. Veterinarians are not exactly sure what would provoke a chicken into such...

Elegy for a blue crab

How does the crab define himself? Where does he feel most alive? For a critter that lives in all of the waters, and sometimes the land, and occasionally the sky – what is the defining trait for high-tempered nippers? From 100 to 700 AD, the Moche civilization...

Losing It

It was the summer of 1984 and all my friends were losing it. Senior year in high school was when they all lost their virginity. S lost it with her Indian boyfriend on the floor in her parent’s study while they were eating in the dining room; N lost it with Keith, who...

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