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“Lenore Weiss’ psychic linguistic engagement borders on the transcendent, the mystical and familiar.”
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A Pencil and a Friendship

    When I think of the witch in Hansel and Gretel, I think of my kindergarten teacher from P.S. 48 in the Bronx, Mrs. Burke. Her one saving grace was that she introduced me to a kaleidoscope, a prism … Continue reading

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Eudora Welty in Jackson, Mississippi and Revelation

When I drove to Jackson, Mississippi to meet with several members of the Writer’s Guild for lunch, I discovered the answer to a question that I’d been asking myself for a long time. I didn’t realize I had found the … Continue reading

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Orientation in Ruston with Shakespeare

I saw gangs of young people coming at me from every direction wearing blue shirts that said “Wear, Live, Think, Dream.” Luckily, they were friendly. One of the groups helped me to find the bathroom, which I sorely needed following … Continue reading

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Hazardous Turnips: 4

“…she was short on sleep and in no mood for bad news.” There was no other way to tell her except for straight out. “Was the whole crew laid off?” “They said they needed a more experienced operator.” “Who said?” … Continue reading

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Hazardous Turnips:1

At the end of July, the turnips were lush. They grew alongside the entrance to the plant, bright green fronds waving in the afternoon heat like feathers of a peacock’s tail. Bryan Thurmond had seen dozens of peacocks in the … Continue reading

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Adam & Eve Discuss Retirement

After Adam and Eve got expelled from the garden, there was no more low-hanging fruit to pick from the Tree. Anyhow, there was no need to pick because they’d already figured out that they weren’t going to live in a … Continue reading

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Afikomen in Sterlington, Louisiana

Daffodils sprouting in bright yellow bunches always have always signaled for me spring and Passover. Matzah plays a big role here, the unleavened bread symbolic of the Jewish exodus from enslavement in Egypt about 3,300 years ago. (“Hurry up, Sadie. … Continue reading

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A Doll Goes Shopping at Walmart

For weeks, I had been reading up on Walmart, absorbing everything from Sam’s biography to reports about how the global chain was destroying labor guarantees put into place by the New Deal. I wanted to understand how Walmart had evolved … Continue reading

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Walmart is a Big Box

I made a pilgrimage to the heartland of Walmart in Bentonville, the same day the conclave of cardinals named a new pope.   White smoke rose up from the Sistine Chapel. Along the highway, an egret or a plastic bag? I … Continue reading

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