The View from Here

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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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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 […]

Election Day

I wake up before the alarm. I slept uneasily, the way I do before an early morning flight. Weeks ago, I signed up to be a poll worker, but only received my assignment yesterday and I have to be there at 5:00. The morning air is cool but not cold when I go out to […]

End of the Season

On the very last day of October, I pull up the zucchini and tomato plants from my summer garden. The zucchini has been going strong for months – I’ve long since run out of new recipes and have resorted to stockpiling zucchini muffins in the freezer – but the season has shifted, as seasons do, […]


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