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Ellen Carter

Violet Snow (Ellen Carter) is a computer programmer and herbalist who is currently building a menstrual hut in her back yard. She and her family (the writer Sparrow and seven-year-old Sylvia) recently moved from Manhattan to Shandaken, New York, in the Catskill Mountains.

— From December 1998
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Fox

It was hard to believe the fox was dead. It’s been frozen for a month and hasn’t decomposed at all. It seems a shame just to bury it. I want the pelt, but where can I find out how to skin it?

December 1998
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Village Voices

Best Of The 11th Street Ruse

Finally I stepped out, looking as elegant as I ever have, in electric blue silk, my hair stylishly vertical. R. whispered, “You look so Republican.” (A week later, he finally apologized.)

November 1995
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Best Of The 11th Street Ruse

Everyone says New Yorkers are cruel (at least New Yorkers say that — it’s part of our Self-Love), but the fact we’re suffering Benevolence Burnout shows we must’ve had some.

October 1989
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