From the monthly archives: June 2011

I wanted to let you know that I’ll be reading from and discussing my memoir, Passage From England, at the Woodland Hills Library on Saturday, August 6th at 11:00 a.m. If you missed the presentation I gave at the Thousand Oaks library a few weeks ago, I hope you’ll be able to attend this one. […]

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The Guiding Sentence

June 27, 2011 by

I got my first real job when I was fourteen, over forty-five years ago. I sold magazines door-to-door, driven to parts of the city I’d never heard of by a sales “manager” who wouldn’t tell us his last name. Door-to-door soliciting has got to be the most odious job a person can hold on the […]

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The Lemon-Rich Tomorrow

June 20, 2011 by

Yesterday, at Home Depot, the loudspeaker announced that free citrus trees were available in the Garden Department. “Free?” Did I hear that correctly? That must be why people were abandoning their place in line and hurrying outside. I followed them in haste and got into another line in front of a forest of green. “Why […]

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A Rock Of My Own

June 13, 2011 by

A few days ago, I went to Jacobi Building Supply to buy a rock for my garden. It seemed odd to me at first to go shopping for a rock that comes from who knows where, then bring it home and place it in your yard. I mean, can’t you just find a rock in […]

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Ignorance (poem)

June 6, 2011 by

The headline said there was no smell of human decay in the car trunk… The girl’s body may have been in there anyway, securely wrapped in a plastic bag, the police sergeant was kind enough to add.   If you were the mother or if you were the father or the brother or the sister […]

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