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A Brandeis homecoming

I am just a poor boy;

though my storys seldom told,
I have squandered my resistance for a pocketful of mumbles.
Such are promises: All lies and jest;

Still, a man hears what h…

Before this dance is through

In childhood, her pet had been her only comfort.

Unlike her roommate, shed never known when it would come. When her roommate got spanked, shed always known why, a… Read More...

The color of twilight

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Dylan Thomas

She has always been Grandma to me&#…

Qimmeq and the cafeteria caper

Fall semester: Seems like only yesterday. Fear. Dysentery. Midterms. And none of us will ever forget the events of 12/11, the day that changed Brandeis forever

Students had b…

E pur si muove: Themanwhosawthroughthedarkness

Galileos head was on the block
The crime was looking up the truth
And as the bombshells of my daily fears explode
I try to trace them to my youth…

-Indigo Girls

I. First Light

It i…

What stories they will tell

This is the story of how we begin to remember;

This is the powerful pulsing of love in the veins…

–Paul Simon

It was my privilege this semester to go with my Yiddish class … Read More...

Beanie Baby

Authors Note: This is a true story;

only the names have been changed. It is not meant to express an opinion;

merely to present a glimpse into a human life.

MNICA: My name is Mnica. Some…

A letter to Yalile in the year 2015

Im going to watch you shine,
Going to watch you grow;

Going to paint a sign,
So youll always know:
As long as one and one are two,
There could never be a father
Who loved his …

Grandpas picture

“So say goodbye;

its Independence Day
Its Independence Day;

little boys must run away.
And just say goodbye;

its Independence Day
All men must make their way, come Inde…

A cantar de nuevo

Where is the point of contact? In what universe does Panama share a border with Jamaica? Where can you find the confluence of currents and the crossroads of journeys, where the … Read More...

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