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Who Was My Mother?

(December 13th is my birthday. Really, it should be my mother’s day. Here’s the woman who became “My Late Mother as a Ruffed Grouse.”) Born Anne Fletcher in 1926 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but Nancy Nixon by the time I arrived, … Continue reading

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One Night on Mount Taurus (Emma Segal R.I.P.)

(On October 14th, 2009, Emma Segal, my former wife and lasting friend, took her own life after suffering a suicidal depression. I post this essay in her memory.) We had no formula for mourning. For two months we’d all but … Continue reading

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