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Old Story: Auditing Grandpa

The IRS decided to audit Grandpa, and summoned him to the IRS office. The IRS auditor was not surprised when Grandpa showed up with his attorney.

August 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sandra McPherson: Birth Mother,

19, sunsuit. The shadow . of the Nehi covers her . navel.   The orange . in black and white flavors the throat . down to the amnion. Father’s grape . … Continue reading

January 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Anna Akhmatova: I am not one of those who left the land 

I am not one of those who left the land
to the mercy of its enemies.
Their flattery leaves me cold.
My songs are not for them to praise.

October 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Philip Terman: My Russian-Jewish Grandparents and The Birth Parents of Our Chinese Child Meet at a Café and Discuss My Child’s Future

Schmu-el and Malka and our child’s Chinese birth parents are sipping tea at a café somewhere between the Pale Settlement of Russia and central-rural China. They speak in signs and … Continue reading

November 8, 2017 · 3 Comments

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