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Readers Write


An old porch swing, a birthday gift, an even half-dozen

By Our Readers May 1987


The family is a good institution because it is uncongenial. The men and women who, for good reasons and bad, revolt against the family, are, for good reasons and bad, revolting against mankind. Aunt Elizabeth is unreasonable, like mankind. Papa is excitable, like mankind. Our younger brother is mischievous, like mankind. Grandpapa is stupid, like the world; he is old, like the world.

G.K. Chesterton

November 1986
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories


An orange can’t be too round. / At night milk is black. / The first wife remembers everything. / The tall perspire first.

By Sparrow September 1986
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Left-Handed Work: A Theory For Women

(perhaps for some men, too)

so i have been working these past two weeks, mulling and toiling and essaying and travailing, over what is now a large sheaf of rough draft garbage, complete and total crap. love’s labour lost.

By Pat Ellis Taylor October 1985
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories


November 17. Monday. The car didn’t start — again. We rode the bus. Manuel, in hat, was driving. He picked us up, leaving the students who were waiting to wait seven more minutes. I bet they hated me.

By Judy Hogan July 1985
Readers Write

How To Keep Love Alive

Learning the proper name for magic; laughing at each other’s faults; finding meaning daily, providing reasons for waking every dawn

By Our Readers December 1984
Readers Write

Good Marriages

A miracle, a third person in the relationship: Jesus, a fourth divorce

By Our Readers April 1983