Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Bridge

In public, I was never certain if it was better to be seen or not. I could walk home from school on the north side of Allens Lane undisturbed. From that vantage point, I could peek over hedges into the … Continue reading

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Library

The Rosses had taken me to the library once. After school, I recreated the route in my head based on my new starting point – left to Mt. Airy Avenue, east to Sedgwick, jog right then left, then up the … Continue reading

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Hear, Say

Summer did not slow the pace of new things. While I went to the neighborhood public school, Dan and Faye had spread the word, and a group of congregants from their church sponsored a scholarship for my older brothers to … Continue reading

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Alien

My parents found jobs almost immediately and were relieved. My father entered the Philadelphia School District where he would stay until retirement some thirty years later. My mother got a secretarial position at an insurance company. They both had to … Continue reading

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Day, Night, Week, Month

Blue told me that most people experience a singular life stream, a narrative that may skid forwards and backwards, but generally hews to one line with a beginning, a middle, and an end. The sections are connected and even if … Continue reading

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