Category Archives: stories

Back to School

I’m back in India now, in my new apartment with (framed!) things hanging on the walls. I am technically settled. I am also back at the same school for two years running for the first time. I get to teach … Continue reading

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Find a new fox

prompt: respond to a writing that insists that travel is travail. Travel is travail. I mean, waiting at airports? Sitting on planes? Standing on line with heavy bags crushing your spine? If that doesn’t make you miserable, you’re magical. However. However, … Continue reading

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History/Historia

The scene: Historia class. I’m 12 years old, listening to Dona Susan lecture about something to do with Tiradentes or some other facet of the Brazilian independence. My portuguese is really just not good enough to follow along with the … Continue reading

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Bob and Ruth

They were quiet people. They were always old – they had white hair, and walked slowly. I was young – too busy running around with my cousins to talk to them. They were strong people. Farm people. They worked hard. They … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales

Living in India is like living in a fairy tale.A Grimm’s Brothers fairy tale. Last week we were let out of school half a day early so we could beat the traffic home in preparation for Ganpati Bappa. It was … Continue reading

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I don’t understand Music…

Riley 4 – Paula O’Brien I do not understand music the way some people do. I am completely and totally tone deaf. I don’t know what those different highs and lows and swoops all mean, or what they are. I … Continue reading

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