Posts Tagged ‘miami’

My mom’s letters

My mom was something like a mommy-blogger, in 1973. From the time I was two to two-and-a-half, she wrote these astoundingly detailed letters about our lives and me and Miami, typed them up in quintuplicate, and mailed them to the whole family. I have multiple copies of some of them. They’re an amazing resource for my book, and they prove, as she’s always . . .

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A lily for lili

I learned late last night that my old friend Lili is dying. There are no alternative treatments left. She may be in her final hours as I type. She’ll leave behind a husband and two sons and countless people haunted by her saucy eyes, but I can’t make myself focus on these grim, present realities. I keep thinking about the . . .

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