Tag Archives: ireland

Boats

I. Sylvia Beach Hotel

Fifteen years ago, this was your surprise for his 30th birthday. You’d hoped to book the Edgar Allan Poe room, but had ended up in F. Scott Fitzgerald, decorative gin bottles on desks and shelves. Late May, lonely and ill, you … Read more

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Inundated

My coping mechanism is to inundate myself with information. After 9/11, I watched the news nonstop. It was actual news in the days immediately afterward, do you remember? News like in Ireland where the anchors give facts and interview experts and suddenly the world mattered … Read more

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The Girl, Part 1

She said we were too much to be an affair, and too little to be girlfriends, so she called me her whatever. I was in love with her. It went on like that for ages. She’d come to town for Violent Femmes, and we’d do … Read more

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