CURATOR – A Story in Seven Short Essays
Today at the Arboretum with friends, I watch a black rat snake lounge on slender branches in its vivarium, a tall acrylic box with quarter-inch ventilation holes. Its head floats in slow motion, spitting a forked tongue left to right as it slides...
PAW PAW LAKE MICHIGAN 1953, and PIECES
Jean Cassidy 2012
Polio in Chicago, 1946
A typical mid-summer morning in the city, the air weighted with swelter late August 1946. My brother is four and on his way to Riverview Amusement Park with our Mom, who is lumbering into the second half of her pregnancy with me. An outing, just...