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A Day in New York

“I wish I could help you.” Dr. S. picks up his mother-and-child paperweight and looks at it instead of at me. There’s a moment of silence between us while we tacitly agree that he can’t help me. “We’ve been sending our girls to Planned Parenthood. They arrange something in New York.” Up to then I […]

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The Changing of the Garden

It’s an amazing little miracle every year. All winter, riding by on the 151 Sheridan bus, we hardly even notice those patches of dull, cloddy earth stretching like permanent shadows just south of the conservatory on Fullerton. Then, one day toward the end of May or in early June, we look up and think, “Hey, […]