The Body

One morning I ran through the tunnel at the north end of Lake Calhoun.  A crowd had gathered around the Isles lagoon.  I could see the flashing lights of a police boat by the trees on the opposite shore.  I asked a man beside me what was going on.  He told me a girl had … Continue reading The Body

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Crows

My brother gave me an album of photographs and important papers that my father left behind.  I keep it out of sight in the basement.  But sometimes, late at night, when the rest of my family is asleep, I drink too much wine and think about the past. My father sits on a stool in … Continue reading Crows

Dollar Bill

For many years, I befriended alcoholic coworkers far older than me.  It was only after becoming a father that I realized that I was attempting to patch a hole in my life caused by my estrangement with my own.  There was Frankie who drove to work in a Mustang convertible and sang Bob Dylan tunes … Continue reading Dollar Bill