Do this before the world ends

Sometimes things happen that remind me of how interesting life is. I need to be reminded, otherwise I end up more thankless than thankful. Sometimes those things are experiences, people, or both. one. No one is picking me up today so when I get off the bus I start walking. I’m across the street and …

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Mama for short

My mother–mama for short and ma for shorter–works a schedule typical of a tenured nurse. Thirteen shifts a month, which is three or four working days a week. On her work days she wakes up before sunrise. She gets dropped off by my dad at the bus stop by the Todt Hill projects, and takes …

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