Bernstein Centennial

To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time. -Leonard Bernstein That was certainly true for the Maestro when he debuted Mass at the Kennedy Center in 1971. Not only was Bernstein way behind schedule, he’d even brought in Steven Sondheim, Steven Schwartz, and Paul Simon to help with …

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The Fourth

Long before I ever had my first boyfriend, I would fantasize about nuzzling up to some as-of-yet-unnamed gentleman’s shoulder as we lay on an open sleeping bag, fireworks above and between us, as the Fourth of July celebration commenced on a newly dark evening. Every year, I would hope and pray and wish that, come …

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Found Objects

I wrote this short story for Maggie who once saw the ghost of my grandmother in a bathroom stall in Ireland. Someday I hope she’ll appear again for me, too.

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