The President’s Man

A short story (2003) When Shodo came in from the cumquat grove his wife said there had been a strange…

The Clock in the Sky

Visitors to the Strasbourg Cathedral tower may be surprised to confront this immense clock, screened by glass and occupying half…

“Komissarzhevskaya”

by Osip MANDELSTAM (1925) I would rather not talk about me, but track the route of the age. The roar…

“The Slow Burn”

Short Story (1990) Black people lived on one side of the row and white people on the other, with their…

School Notes (1967-1968)

From Marjorie’s exercise book: Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School, Class 4J (1967-1968) 1967 October 17th: …The dictionary definition of the word…

Wet Diggity

It was raining wet diggety on the way to my father’s funeral. My wipers didn’t know which way to turn. …

The Door

THE DOOR It is like a door that won’t open until you have tried it many many times. I first…

John

JOHN He was old-fashioned that boy. When he spotted me on his bike he honked his horn with his fair…

What I mean by “God”

What I have experienced: Reconciliation with A.A. Reconciled to glandular fever Sharing what I felt with M. Each occasion has…