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by Eric J. Weiner
Shoes could save your life. —Edith Grossman, survivor of the Auschwitz death camp
These boots are made for walking/And that’s just what they’ll do/One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you —Nancy Sinatra
As I had never seen my shoes before, I set...
by Rafaël Newman
Some years ago, a friend told me about his dilettantish taste for nicotine, indulgence in which, however, he noted ruefully, was often thwarted by his young daughter. He supposed the vehemence of her protests derived, simply, from a concern for his health – to which I responded,...
Like The Old Harry
….. –for my father, Jim
My father was an opaque poet
by Michael Liss
I am one of those people who cannot sit still. I wasn’t good at it as a child, and as the decades pass, every indication is that I will never be good at it. I suspect I inherited this from my father, who lacked a single iota of Sitzfleisch, and have passed on the gene to one of my...