The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

Go and Look

“All the critic can tell you with regard to Titian’s Entombment of Christ, perhaps of all the pictures in the world, is to go and look at it. What else … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

There’s No Place Like The Last

Basically, like nine-tenths of humanity, I always wanted to be somewhere else, in the place I have just fled from. -Thomas Bernhard. Wittgenstein’s Nephew.

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

This is Grimm

The movies are onto the search, but they screw it up. The search always ends in despair. They like to show a fellow coming to himself in a strange place–but … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

Hand-Holding, Skeletons, and Snacks

Whenever I remember that I have a skeleton, I get a wave of anxious queasiness. In science classrooms, I would cringe at the bleached construction of what allegedly resides under … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

Safe and Sorry

An elderly woman in a headscarf lined up the start of YMCA, arms outstretched, but there was no one else to finish the chorus. ┬áPreparing for the 2 am flight … Continue reading

February 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Rush

In Kreutzberg, on a street of hip shops and Indian restaurants and postcard stands, a young boy with wavy brown hair hurries down the street. In winter, the sidewalks are … Continue reading

February 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

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