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My favorite pancake restaurant

When I was younger I loved pancakes. Excuse me, I loved MAPLE SYRUP. Pancakes were a way to get as much maple syrup on my plate, my hands, and my face.

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A group of my coworkers got together last week for a covid-style retirement send off: a car parade complete with signs and balloons, followed by a short gift presentation in the driveway. It was the first time I’d seen most of them in person in almost a year, though they show up on my computer […]


We slip out of the house before dawn, into the cold morning air. The neighborhood is still and the sky is clear so we can see what we’ve come for: Orion presiding majestically over the southern sky, the three stars of his belt in a perfect line. He has spent the entire night crossing the […]

Street View

A conversation about a school art project leads us on a circuitous internet search that ends at a map of Detroit. It turns out that I remember, somewhere in the depths of my mind where such things are stored, the street address of both my grandparents’ homes. It has been decades since they lived there, […]


I’ve been checking the news all morning, all week, clicking from the Times to NPR to CNN. There’s no news, and then there is. Our neighbors are outside playing soccer, and I go out to tell them. We check several sources to be sure it’s true. A friend down the street texts: we have a […]


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