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Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

In Pieces

Rabbi Nachman had a special dish which he used for the Sabbath loaves. It had belonged to his own master, Rabbi Lev of Grenoble, and it occupied a prominent place in his home.

Pistol In A Drawer

Ever since I first slipped it into my duffel bag those many years ago, I have guarded the pistol jealously, like a miser his coin. The more cause someone might have to take the pistol from me, the more care I have taken to conceal it.

Next Of Kin

My friend Gina and I have a pact: Should either of us die unexpectedly, the other will retrieve the shoebox of sex toys hidden in the deceased’s closet.

Fiction

Stupid Zebra

The father looked to the refs, the zebras in their black-and-white-striped shirts, but there was no hand in the air, no signal at all that a penalty would be called.

Readers Write

Interruptions

A detour in Samoa, an encounter in a bar, a snowfall in Colorado

Personal Stories By Our Readers ▸
One Nation, Indivisible

December 2019

Featuring Bill McKibben, M.C. Richards, Helena Norberg-Hodge, and more.

Political Excerpts From Our Archives ▸
The Dog-Eared Page

To be of use

The people I love the best / jump into work headfirst / without dallying in the shallows / and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight.

A Classic from the Bookshelf ▸
Quotations

Sunbeams

Every heart is the other heart. Every soul is the other soul. Every face is the other face. The individual is the one illusion.

Marguerite Young, Miss MacIntosh, My Darling

More Quotations ▸
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