Tag: First Person

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At Rest in the Fields

A dispatch from Eloise Woods, a natural burial ground where bodies are consigned directly to the earth.

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My Mother's Yiddish

A cornucopia of endearments and insults.

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What the Hell Am I (And Who the Hell Cares)?

On the perils and rewards of feminism.

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Welcome to Dog World!

Spending the summer as a tour guide on a glacier.

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The Glass Eye

A daughter remembers her father’s glass eye.

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When the Family Business is Ribald Wedding Poetry

One man describes his family’s tradition of delivering rhyming couplets at celebrations.

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Off Diamond Head

Growing up among the tall waves and schoolyard bullies of Hawaii.

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Living in a Trailer

On touring America and the culture of trailer parks in the early 1950s.

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Crossover Potential

A mortuary employee surveys her scene.

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The Insults of Age

On the stupid things people say to the elderly.

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My Dad Tried to Kill Me With an Alligator

On being among giant reptiles with a parent you don’t understand.