Collecting bottles, tossing leftovers, taking out the garbage
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Douglas Silver lives in a bird sanctuary in Upstate New York and runs a food-justice nonprofit in New York City. His short stories have appeared in New England Review and Crazyhorse.
My granddaughter barely speaks. Her name is Effie, which in Greek means “well-spoken.” Maybe in Greece she would be. Names aren’t expected to match the person. If they were, we’d be named upon our death, when someone would have a stab in the dark at getting it right.