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Richard

When I first met Richard, I knew he was a little different from the rest of our crowd. For one thing, he had a trust fund. It’s sort of like being on welfare, but you get paid a lot more. The way he acted, though, you never realized how much money he had because he...

Radios and Rockets

Father Moran, our principal, was from Queens, so when the Mets won the World Series in 1969 we were excused from class and allowed to go into the cafeteria/auditorium to listen to the last few innings of the last game over the school PA system. I had already been...

The Sacrament

I come from a family of religious fanatics, although I never really noticed. The religion thing never quite took with me. As I grew up, though, I thought it was normal for people to have a St. Christopher’s medal hanging from the rear view mirror, and a plastic sacred...