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Delicious Food and Other Mortal Sins

Mrs. Tizzoni lived around the corner from my father’s tiny butcher shop just off Allegheny Avenue in Philadelphia. Most days right before closing, she’d...

The Mighty Mississippi, August 29, 2021

What alarmed you, O sea, that you fled? River Jordan, that you ran backward? — Psalms 114:5   After the thrill-flash in the storm-dark, chant-count your prayers, a child’s...

Folklore

This series explores real and imagined customs and superstitions.     For more Folklore, visit Lindsey Leigh Art.

Soap

“Can’t you just think about the children for one, single minute?” My friend was red-faced and yelling, his words surprisingly staccato considering the large amounts...

Ask Annie: How Writers Should Read

Writers, especially those just starting out, should read omnivorously, insatiably, constantly, selfishly, and slowly. So slowly that the flow and rhythms of the prose...

Review: Play Like A Girl

Eleven seniors and eleven juniors faced off against each other on a crisp fall day in a Nashville suburb. The high school had a...

A Birder’s Eye

Out birding together, my mother and I would drop into a silent, side-by-side communion of awe, amazed that the world could reward this simple...

The Nganga Solution

The army helicopter lands in a clearing about 300 meters from the clinic, its rotors slowing to a halt. Three men emerge from its...

I Quit Talking About It Years Ago So It’s Only Cliché If I Overuse It

I’m digesting a change, ++++++resuscitating hope. Tattoed Love across my body to invoke what it flames for. ++++++++++++Too often I’ve crawled naked for love, ++++++called upon God to slaughter my...
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Advice

Ask Annie: How Writers Should Read

Writers, especially those just starting out, should read omnivorously, insatiably, constantly, selfishly, and slowly. So slowly that the flow and rhythms of the prose...

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