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Back in the USSR

Ludmila Tarasova had feared she might not be allowed back into Russia. Now, sitting in a cell-like office in the bowels of Sheremetyevo Airport, she worried about getting...

Java @ Tiger Park

Java @ Tiger ParkI could sit on a benchAcross the street and just observe.Or, I could place myself in the womb of the tiger,Surrounded by hedges all around,A canopy...

Symposium

Rain came — rather a lot of it, even for the spring — filling Browforth College’s fields and quads with mud. But from the clouds and rains come...

The ‘Red Flags Rules’: Are You Compliant?

Unlike most any other crime, identity theft is total crime. It goes beyond the mere taking of objects and even beyond the victim himself. When identity thieves strike, running...

Know Yourself

I walked through the arrival doors of Newark Liberty International Airport and searched the crowd. “There you are, little brother,” I heard, and I saw the crowd part like...

Jobseekers, Gather Round for a Little Story

Let me tell you a little story.Now that’s not much of an opening, nothing like some of the provocative lead sentences that grace the stories in U.S. 1’s annual...

Baggage Claim

Scratches mar the stainlesssteel surface wherecountless keyless locks andpassengerless bags roamthe bowels of EWR.“Liberty,” they now call it.“Give me Liberty or give me Death”makes the latter look good in...

Dragonflies at Dawn

Lord Hillary Evenshot knelt by the pond, half hidden by the cattails and staring at the water with a look of intensity usually reserved for mind readers at the...

The Benefits of Shopping Locally

In the past two years “Shop Your Neighborhood” programs have been springing up at an increasing rate throughout the country. From large cities to small towns, and from Florida...

Border Wars

My pen pokes through the fence with ease.Beware:If you can’t contain this smallest tip of me(You can’t)The rest will slip right in.I’ll be an illegal immigrantHiding from the floodlightsBelly...