Category Archives: writing characters

Little boys boxing? The Way We Were

Life magazine cover, May 16, 1949 As part of my birthday tradition, each March I leaf through a bound library volume of April to June 1949 Life magazines that I found at a used bookstore.  I was a year old when … Continue reading

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Is he gone yet?

Don’t look for me in this blurry picture. I’m not there. The closest I came to playing water polo was joining my best friend in holding our breaths and hiding out underwater when the coach, during the required physical education … Continue reading

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Permanent Makeup and chicken soup

From Terra Ziporyn’s Permanent Makeup: “She understood that the moments we call the past, present, and future coexist, so that everything that had ever happened or would ever happen was always present, and of equal consequence. For that reason, she supposed, … Continue reading

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Re-reading Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Afraid my Kindle might run out of juice, I wanted a small book for backup for a recent flight and, because I wanted something light to carry, grabbed off my bookshelves the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I’d read it at least three times over the … Continue reading

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Women’s fashion: clothes to inspire a fictional character

An occasional visitor’s clothes hanging in the guest room closet of a home where I recently weekended.

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