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Talking About Writing: Joseph Zeppetello

Hemingway’s famous advice to “go and write” is almost the contrary of what Virginia Woolf writes about in “A Room of One’s Own.” Woolf speaks of the metaphorical space of a room and the need for actual physical space and income for women, or anyone, to practice the art and craft of writing. This juxtaposed […]

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Richard

Richard

When I first met Richard, I knew he was a little different from the rest of our crowd. For one thing, he had a trust fund. It’s sort of like being on welfare, but you get paid a lot more. The way he acted, though, you never realized how much money he had because he […]

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Source: Boeing Delta II rocket photo supplied by USAF

Radios and Rockets

Father Moran, our principal, was from Queens, so when the Mets won the World Series in 1969 we were excused from class and allowed to go into the cafeteria/auditorium to listen to the last few innings of the last game over the school PA system. I had already been following the game on my General […]

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The Sacrament

The Sacrament

I come from a family of religious fanatics, although I never really noticed. The religion thing never quite took with me. As I grew up, though, I thought it was normal for people to have a St. Christopher’s medal hanging from the rear view mirror, and a plastic sacred heart of Jesus on the dashboard. […]

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