Contraband

Our digital clocks are now contraband. But if your old digital clock has a radio in it, then it’s not contraband. The new replacement clocks the canteen now sells… More

Whispers

Manma whispered—Pharmacist....daughter....married I collected whispers like apples in a basket, jumbled, disjointed words that I knew could be rearranged into a story....somehow. More

The Way We Love Now: Meir Shalev

When we talk about love, it’s part of an international conspiracy: Writers know something about love that readers do not. The same way rabbis and priests and imams know… More

Quixote at 400

But what is the symbolic connection between madness and modernity? Why should modern man end up recognizing himself in the words of a lunatic? More

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