What is narrative?The stories we tell ourselves and others. The people (characters), places (settings) and events (plots) of our lives. How we make sense of the world.
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Monthly Archives: June 2011
Stalker’s Essay Assignment 12, continued Schloymala didn’t speak, but was so expressive, he still got you on his wavelength. Or he tried to! Chana and I were at our wits end with him; he refused to stay in his crib. … Continue reading
Stalker’s Essay Assignment 12, continued Baby as a mother’s helper in the Greenwald Bungalow Colony near Woodridge, New York in the Catskills. The borders of my retreat were growing porous and my old life was seeping through. In plain sight, I was … Continue reading
Stalker’s Essay Assignment 12, continued Baby as a mother’s helper in the Greenwald Bungalow Colony near Woodridge, New York in the Catskills. Some of my duties confused me. For example, I was responsible for keeping the four boys away from their … Continue reading
The summer of our love, 2009. “Let me grab another pack of cigarettes, Baby, and my bottle of vodka,” Stalker says. ”I will tell you the whole story and then we will never have to speak of it again.” His voice was … Continue reading
Stalker’s Essay Assignment 12, continued Baby as a mother’s helper in the Greenwald Bungalow Colony near Woodridge, New York in the Catskills. Back then, we felt in another world when only a few-hours car drive away. No computers, no email, no web cams; phones … Continue reading
Stalker’s Essay Assignment 12 Dave had said we would get married in 1971, as soon as I turned 18. In June 1970, I graduated Bronx Science. And Dave broke up with me. Life = cancelled. I couldn’t see my way without him. … Continue reading
Summer of Love, 2009. As Stalker and I fell in love, each conversation was a revelation. We both grew up in crowded Bronx households, in families that instilled religion (and guilt) within us. We had gone to the same high school, had friends in common. We loved … Continue reading
Stalker’s Essay Assignment 11 Dave and I met at the Bronx HS of Science. I was 15, a junior; he was 17. We were madly in love and would spend our lives together, we were sure. I wore his heavy senior ring, featuring a … Continue reading
The Fall of Our Love. Stalker and Baby attend Hair the Musical, our first date to a Broadway show. September 2009. The irony could not have been keener for me. What had been my first date to a Broadway show, ever? September 1969. … Continue reading
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