Brooklyn

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Only Connect: A Pandemic Ghost Town

Looking around, I saw my cozy but lonely sanctuary. There are moments when heaven and hell become indistinguishable....

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Short stories

Only Connect: Ariel Tames Us

While the gale winds of Hurricane Sandy ripped through Brooklyn, Ariel was a ghost presence in the apartment....

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Short stories

Only Connect: Finding Ariel

When Ariel showed up on our block, she was young and homeless and in her mother’s care....

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Short stories

Of Masks and Masquerade: The Treacherous Streets

When I leave my apartment these days, there’s that nagging thought: could I become a murder weapon? Could I be asymptomatic and unknowingly infect someone? And so I put on my mask....

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COVID-19

Requiem for my uncle

A Brooklyn requiem: In early April, as the pandemic was raging through New York City, transforming my home into another Ground Zero, I awoke to an ominous email. My uncle would be having back surgery. ...

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COVID-19

Sympathy for the Devil during Lockdown Brooklyn

This morning, during my ongoing lockdown in a small Brooklyn apartment, I jotted down my latest quarantine memo. This morning I was thinking about rebellion. I was imagining courage and wild hope....

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COVID-19 Political Protest

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