Monthly Archives: February 2012

Inequality

We smelled the house before we reached it, a terrible stench of human waste and illness. The green, eight foot square house stood on tilted brick stilts. Rotten debris was piled under the base, and a thin, limping gray kitten … Continue reading

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Ten-Gallon Crock

The old woman with the booming voice clasped her hands under her heavy breasts. Light came in from the side window, outlining her expressive face. Behind her a cookie jar in the shape of a monk imitated her motion. As … Continue reading

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April

There is a memory I have. It is of a friend so dismembered from all that was accepted that she seems almost a breath, but she was important. I remember her face right as the tips of our breasts began … Continue reading

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Unions

I sat next to Mary’s Robinson, a retired African American, textile union organizer from Alabama. I tape recorded her story as she described union power in the past. “In 1979 we also went up to Washington D.C., to this big … Continue reading

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