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Saving Stitches: The Society for the Prevention of Unfinished Needlepoint
Like most people, I have a long list of projects begun but never quite finished. These incomplete starts are psychologically burdensome – stirring up feelings of guilt, self-doubt and a general sense of wasted time and labor. 
Two Poems
A Poem
from "The Seam Rovers"
Two Poems
Three Poems
Three Poems
Leftovers
I am goading him on and don’t even know it.
The Sensus of the Basis
...the natty look of a Damon Runyon character...
Leaving Planet Sorrow
Introduction
Twisted Gold Chain
Half moon pose.
White Coat
Share:Tonight I take on the identity of Physician. One hundred and fourteen brand-new medical students milled expectantly, many with their families, in a large university hall that reminded me of a hotel ballroom. Tonight I take on the identity of Physician, the familiar chattering voice in my head was unusually somber that night,  Physician. 
My Teaching Career
...late in that hot, aimless, summer of love...
Reality — What a Concept
Auf Wiedersehen Milwaukee
A Harlem Education
Part II
Maternal leggings, paternal sweatpants
Was I allergic to fatherhood?
Feline Fatale
"It's a mistake to pick pets for their looks..."
Coppier Schmoppier
I was in the machine up to my waist...
Boney Mountain
Share:The best way to remember what you forgot to bring to a race is to wake up super early, stop for coffee, head down the freeway, get to the race site, park your car, take a shuttle to the start, stand in a line to use a Porta-Potty, then remember that you meant to bring some gloves.
Considering the Alternative
Share:I was stunned when a letter from AARP arrived informing me I was eligible to join. I wasn’t that old and not even close to retirement. I knew of people in their forties who had retired, but most of them were cops or firemen and had chosen their career paths shortly after graduating high school.
Alex
...my sister and I came home to find that my mom had made good on her threat.
Pantheon: A History Of Art From The Streets Of NYC
Share:In April of 2011, thirty three graffiti writers and street artists transformed the windows of the former Donnell Library, just paces away from the MoMA, into a virtual time capsule of art on the streets in New York City.  Co-curated by Daniel Feral and Joyce Manalo, the aptly named “Pantheon” presented an art historical timeline that is a part of New York City’s unique legacy. 
Pinkman at Home
You always hear old men talking about their girlfriends who aren’t really their girlfriends.
Brodsky’s Burden
An immigrant taxi driver struggles to express his grief.
Rat Pig Creatures
He tucked her hair behind her ear.