An Unsought Status

Money was no object. And yet why did it seem to rule over everything? "I'm the one with no money." So I hear the voice of my mother, washing clothes, fretting over the pieces of paper or styrofoam that have rattled around in the dryer tubing. They came out of my brother's uniform; he asked …

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Recollections in an Interim

It was not often that I had a chance to be wholly removed from the outside world. As I sat here in the living room on the day of my mother’s 67th birthday, in the midst of a global pandemic that ravaged the city and continued to do so, despite the slight abatements in its …

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On the Dissolution of My Sister’s Marriage and my Estrangement from UChicago

The marriage and the breakup - "a fixer-upper," no problem; The union of poor and wealthy a good idea, forever in theory And the brittleness of this bond. Nearly solvent: unsustainable, a bad financial circumstance. Everything is liquid except for the rock you cannot crawl out from under. /// Oh, you had your moment next …

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