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For the past five years or so, Sean and Reed and I have had a standing invitation to join our friends Pam, Bob F., Hannah, Tommy, Reneta, Cynthia, and Bob D. in renting a farmhouse upstate over MLK weekend. It’s a big ramshackle house on Route 81 in the Catskills, with woods in the back, and comfortable […]

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A long time ago, before the term “bucket list” was invented, I sat down with my journal in the finished attic of the townhouse in Plainsboro, New Jersey, and I made a list of life skills I wanted to learn. I didn’t mull them over; they’d been in my head a while already. I just set them […]

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I swiped a lot of who I am from my older brother. Nine years my senior, he used to booby-trap the doorway to his bedroom with rubber snakes to keep me out. When we got older, I’d sit on the garage steps and watch while he rode his bike on rollers. He’d have Dad’s stereo cranked up to […]

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I didn’t meet Vera through photography, although I did already know and respect her work. Where I got to know her for real was when my family and I went to her house to buy her bedroom set, and our boys talked smack about butts and poop while the husbands loaded the truck and I bombarded Vera with camera questions. She’s always been […]

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My son and husband and I spent the holidays in Florida with my parents. I lived in Jacksonville from ages 2 to 14, and then my parents started moving, and then I moved some more on my own; so it’s not home, exactly, but I like visiting. It’s a weirdly off-putting place, hot and humid and full of prickly growth […]

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