The Choir

The Choir

    The composer came to work with the choir before the concert, just for a few days. It wasn’t common: first of all most composers are dead. Then, how likely a living one (being alive and performed isn’t common either) would be in town and show up? Not...

LaRose by Louise Erdrich

  I have been reading Louise Erdrich for over a decade. She has been writing novels for over three decades. She never lets me down. The new novel, set in familiar territory, the remaining Ojibwe lands of North Dakota, is engaged in spanning: generations,...
Not for the Likes of Us

Not for the Likes of Us

    Kurt moved on his belly beneath the briars that formed a rudimentary roof for the hollowed out basin of earth the two men had called home for two nights now, slithering over the lip of the hollow and following the pull of gravity through the dark to...
Walk-In Emergencies Welcome

Walk-In Emergencies Welcome

    I live in minefields, study dioramas of disaster, pose in crime scenes. I pay attention. Last night, I overheard a woman in a restaurant complain that her friend always confuses Nothing is better with Better than nothing. I once rented an apartment near...