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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Incunabulum

  Tonight we’re addressing Christmas cards. After thirty-plus years, we have the routine down. John does “his” people, and I do “mine,” and I can’t tell you exactly how we know whose names are whose. I rely on my old, water-stained address book, which sits mostly neglected next to the dish drainer. Hence the water stains. […]

On Rape, Date Rape, and What Sensible, Well-Mannered Girls Do

  In about 1995, I was writing a profile of the education writer Jonathan Kozol (Death at an Early Age, Savage Inequalities) for the alternative weekly Cleveland Edition. I was and am a big fan. I had read all his books and admired his firebrand, keep-the-faith advocacy for poor children in poor schools in poor […]