Collecting bottles, tossing leftovers, taking out the garbage
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Adele Levin lives with her husband in Berkeley, California. She has worked as a teacher and a psychotherapist, and now writes full-time.
I hospitalized an obsessive-compulsive depressive who had been trying to kill himself for four years. Fifty times he’d removed his head from the noose to check the lock on the door, change the color of his socks, tie a better knot.
Halfway up University, in front of Walt’s Drugs, I said, “Mom, I’ve never had an orgasm with a man.” I said the “with a man” under my breath but it got us off placemats. When mother was surprised she’d get a little smile on her top lip.