–Arts and letters for the modern age–

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–Arts and Letters for the Modern Age–

The Kid Across the Street

The Kid Across the Street

During the late 1970’s and early 80’s, Michael Paley was my “lives-across-the-street” friend, which means that it was a friendship of convenience. A well-meaning doofus, Mike was gullible, accident prone, and generally a yutz. A kind of juvenile Inspector Clouseau,...

The Kid Across the Street

During the late 1970’s and early 80’s, Michael Paley was my “lives-across-the-street” friend, which means that it was a friendship of convenience. A well-meaning doofus, Mike was gullible, accident prone, and generally a yutz. A kind of juvenile Inspector Clouseau,...

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An Ill-Fated Venture

An Ill-Fated Venture

“I gotta’ get out of here for the summer.”  Gene Lemon gave one more suck on his Newport menthol, before flicking it out of the window. “You know what I mean?” We were sitting in Gene’s car, in the Roosevelt Field mall parking lot, after our lunch shift at...

An Ill-Fated Venture

“I gotta’ get out of here for the summer.”  Gene Lemon gave one more suck on his Newport menthol, before flicking it out of the window. “You know what I mean?” We were sitting in Gene’s car, in the Roosevelt Field mall parking lot, after our lunch shift at...

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Commando

Commando

“So, what are you going to do?” It was 1987 and we were sitting in the TV room of the Alpha Tau Chi house at the University of Michigan. It was the third time Chris had asked me this. “I don’t know.” “What do you mean, you don’t know? Rush starts on Friday.” I’d been...

Commando

“So, what are you going to do?” It was 1987 and we were sitting in the TV room of the Alpha Tau Chi house at the University of Michigan. It was the third time Chris had asked me this. “I don’t know.” “What do you mean, you don’t know? Rush starts on Friday.” I’d been...

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The Golden Field

The Golden Field

All past and future is created and issues out of that which is forever present. –St. Augustine I am at David Weber’s birthday party, and everyone from Mrs. Stone’s class is there.  David’s parents rented out the school gym and there are colored streamers and...