Monthly Archives: December 2015

All Ears in the New Year

AS THE BLACK MAN IN the tweed newsboy cap shopped in the one-room video rental store, my Dad whispered to ask if I recognized him. A drought during the summer of 1988 forced everyone to crank up their air conditioners, … Continue reading

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Living Off the Bonus

ANDY NEVER NOTICED THE WATTLES between my Grandmother’s chin and collarbone until he peered into the casket at her 95-year-old shell. She died two years ago shortly after Christmas, and he had been army crawling with his cousins under pews … Continue reading

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On the Lookout for Holiday Hidey Holes

SHORTLY AFTER THE CLERK HANDED us the room keys, the maintenance man appeared at the front desk to remind us that the mountain lodge moaned and groaned when the wind picked up and the temperatures fell. “Sometimes, you’ll hear banging … Continue reading

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