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Never a time so sweet

Well, friends, this is it. Its been a good run, but Horseradish now signs off for good. Before this school year even started, I had wondered many times how I would feel writing my last piece, and just what I … Read More...

Prayer for a millennium

Come, friends, and, in the closing light of day,
take up the brick and set it while you may;

and thus, in laying brick on brick, assemble
the future now, and its foundation lay.

Hear, in the tempo of the … Read More...

Oh, snap! Youve got to be kidding me

As a kid, I used to love things like astronomy, airplanes, and tall buildings. No, I mean really love them. My homework would be covered with drawings of the planet Saturn, the Concorde, and the worlds tallest skyscrapers. Since I … Read More...

Iliveinacity: Noburdenforshoulderssobig

I live in a city, yes I do, made by human hands.
–Malvina Reynolds

Come witness remarkable moments in the great cities we call home and the people who made them. Third in a series.

I. “Zolstu vaksn vi a Read More...

TrueStoryTheater leaves  identity  at  the  checkpoint

“I know we've done some good when we capture someone who was about to commit a suicide bombing,” says the soldier. “We think of the lives we saved. One time they killed a friend of mine who was on patrol…”

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Iliveinacity: Chroniclesofatowninmotion

I live in a city, yes I do, made by human hands.
–Malvina Reynolds

Come witness remarkable moments in the great cities we call home and the people who made them. Second in a series.

I. A Great Confluence

The … Read More...

Iliveinacity: Pastelongreencanvas

I live in a city, yes I do, made by human hands.
–Malvina Reynolds

Come witness remarkable moments in the great cities we call home and the people who made them. First in a series.

I. Straight Lines and WavesRead More...

EAT ME! (Pardon my bad taste)

I hadnt told the story to anyone before that Shabbes dinner at the Chabad house. Sometimes theres nothing like a festive, civilized meal to provide the occasion for a sordid tale of savagery. It all started when the first-timers among … Read More...

When God played with matches

Yokwe yuk! (Love to you.)
–Marshallese greeting

Pandanus roots grab deep through sand to hold firmly.
–Marshallese proverb

I. Death, Creator of Worlds

You never forget the sight of a remote atoll in the mid-Pacific. Who could live on such … Read More...

The[n-y-c]files: Themanwhodrovethebumsout

Come find out what you cant know;

see whats not there. Its no more, but it used to be in humanitys hometown;

you know where. These are the [n-y-c] files. *

—–

Picture, if you possibly can, a nation fallen … Read More...

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