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The second its tiny polished hooves touched earth it began to run but it was still like a falling star, that’s how fast it was. There was a house beside me and I watched the horse disappear around the far corner so that it was blocked from view.

By Our Readers February 1978
Readers Write


My most painful physical experience was having orthodontic braces on my teeth for several years, having appliances lacerate the inside of my mouth.

By Our Readers January 1978
Readers Write

Tabula Rasa

You get to have a feeling about a place as you’ve been there for a while. Like whether to lock your car doors or not, or leave the windows up or down, or your purse on the seat or not; or what to wear when you pop out to the 7-11 , shoes, shirt, tie? But this feeling, rather than an abstract attunement with the night sounds, the temperature of the air, or the personality of the people, is a probabilistic estimation of losses and gains. That is, you don’t want to be ripped off your only night in town, for example, but after you’ve been there for a while, one out of 5, say, or 9, or 59, isn’t so bad that you won’t risk it, locking the car being a hassle, especially in the summer. Many other considerations enter in, of course.t.

By Our Readers September 1976
Readers Write


Figuring out what you really want, barely making ends meet, looking busy

By Our Readers February 1974