Monthly Archives: August 2012

Sister

The summer after we moved to our new house on Glen Echo Road, my parents packed us into the red Ford station wagon for a weekend trip. We rode silently past the grimy run of oil refineries that line I-95 … Continue reading

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Shingles

Have you ever slithered through a shale gorge? This past week, we vacationed in Spencer, NY, a sleepy sliver of valley between Lake Cayuga and smaller Finger Lakes a few miles south of Ithaca. Just off alternating sides of Route … Continue reading

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Tango

Prelude: As I rev down my engines and prepare to go on blogging hiatus for the next couple of weeks, I thought I should take this opportunity to skip ahead in the story a bit, to a chapterlet called “Tango.” … Continue reading

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Kitchen

I gratefully hop out of the dry radiator heat on the 32 bus and crossed Henry Avenue, up the front steps, around the side yard, and unlock the back door. I am the first one home. After dropping the backpack … Continue reading

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Talking Cure

Rich spent a few days on regrets. If he had been more aggressive with the State Department, could the adoption have happened in less time? If he had pressed Michael’s grandmother for direct contact with the boy sooner, what would … Continue reading

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