MARIO LANZA// ALMOST ALIVE AND IN PERSON

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MORNING ON CATFISH ROW // YOU SUSTAIN ME

MORNING ON CATFISH ROW // YOU SUSTAIN ME I’m plugging in the neon “open” sign in the bookshop window, preparing to begin the day’s business. As I struggle putting the $2-book-and-record racks out...

COUNTING PLEASURES DISTINCTLY REMEMBERED

COUNTING PLEASURES DISTINCTLY REMEMBERED As a ponderer of the unimportant but significant turnstiles of life, I could easily list some pompously conceived New Year’s Resolutions in a way that might induce...

THE HAPPIEST SAD DAY OF THE YEAR

THE HAPPIEST SAD DAY OF THE YEAR The saddest thing I ever saw: a small, elderly woman dining alone at Morrison’s Cafeteria, on Thanksgiving Day. Oh there are many other sadnesses you can find if you look...