Monthly Archives: August 2013

Suicide Heaven Scenarios

Mr. Devlin was 42. He left a short note in his car, telling his wife, Kristina Devlin, 41, to go on and live her life. He said he would watch over their daughter, Ludivine, 4, and their son, Cole, 3, … Continue reading

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Horse Heaven

Jane Smiley Knopf, 2000 Jane Smiley might be God’s Department Manager in the Horse Racing Division. She is that far reaching in her view of a subject and that detailed in her observations of each player under the sun. The … Continue reading

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Dear Abby, You started out well with your advice today to the 39 year old who has been in a hated job for 15 years and wants to become an elementary school teacher. http://www.DearAbby.com. “You are not incarcerated,” you began … Continue reading

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The Yellow Birds

Kevin Powers Back Bay Books, 2013 “I’d been trained to think war was the great unifier, that it brought people closer together than any other activity. Bullshit. War is the great maker of solipsists . . .” Reading that on … Continue reading

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