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Valerie Schultz

Valerie Schultz is an essayist and fiction writer whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Mothering, and Commonweal. She lives in Tehachapi, California.

— From October 1997

Hey Jude

Always before it had been of no consequence: someone else’s intensive care. It had meant nothing to her in her normal life that, all day and all night, through waxing and waning moons and in every season, a child balanced on the eggshell edge of life, and someone else simply waited.

October 1997
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