A Jew In Cornwall

I have ghetto madness and I followed it all the way to west Cornwall. When I was 39 – some mothers would consider this number significant, but it is not – I married a high church…
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DOES THIS OFFEND?

Naked walls adorned only with nails. A desolate student library, chairs tucked neatly under desks, a ghoulish sculpture wrapped head to toe in cloth at its centre. An empty…
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Traffic

There are places in the world where a woman alone on a street experiences rape just because she is alone on a street. Like a dropped bill or coin, belonging to no-one, free to be…
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The Interior Life

What if the mind doesn’t like to be followed  all the time.  Every morning, the pen noting  it went here, it went there.  Maybe it’s tired  of the hand, that paparazzo in the…
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Everything Must Go

As if a gust of wind had me by the throat I began throwing things out –   last week’s news I might yet read, and this week’s – into the bin,  papers I might yet need—a coupon, a…
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The Wolf of Baghdad

The Finns have a word – kaukokaipuu - which means a feeling of homesickness for a place you’ve never been to. I’ve been living in two places all my life; the England I was born in,…
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