Tag: Christmas

  • Good Neighbors

    A Christmas Story, excerpt from Death and the Dream. After Christmas my Aunt Muriel and I walk through the barren park on East Fifth Street in New York. It’s not much of a park. We have to stop every six feet or so beside one of the rotting wooden benches to let my Aunt Muriel…

  • Winter Song in Brooklyn

           Winter Song A cardinal tapping at my window called

  • Life Gifts and Christmas Gifts

    This is the season of giving gifts and the season of remembering life’s gifts. I can’t count the times I’ve been asked what I want, can you? It is always the same answer for me, the one the the listener is never happy with – I don’t want anything. I’ve given this inner feeling to one of my characters, a grandmother…