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Going Back to Old Nassau

The dull New Jersey landscape passed in shapeless blurs. An uninterrupted pattern of melding browns and greys found relief only in the occasional bright traffic light, blinking once, then...

Streetcorner Society

Boypacks,Thundering hormone tribes,Limb-fidgets,Night congregantsAt the Church of WawaAnd the Shrine of Krispy KremeStake out their territory.Gangling gangbanger wannabesSmell of soap and sweatAwkward in their grown-up skinsMilling, lazing,Talking boldly of...

Gerontophobia

I pass overthe obituaries in the paper now,the remainders too small,like the six years I have on my fatherPushing deep Into the next decadeI uncover unrecognizablecontours of myself, the...

The Real World

The blue and yellow banners from the past week’s graduation ceremony draping the ornate lampposts of Pennington College’s Main Quad hung limp as platitudes in the warm summer air...

Free Lunch Rap

ree Lunch RapWhoever saidThere is no such thing as a free lunch,I have a hunch,Did not work at a university,Or live in close proximity.Come one come all,For complimentary vittles,...

Industry Today

I leave workA day of e-mailing, tweetingRapid-fire transmissionsParticles of communicationA train of thoughtsIndustry today.Along a country roadI find myself waiting at a railroad crossingAs a freight train passes A...

Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow FonderDelicious is pain’s end,delightful its leave taking when worn bone-ends sigh and smile, astonishedat the white-linen...

Escaping the Pale Horseman

My grandmother read several newspapers every afternoon in the precise, methodical manner characterizing everything she did. Of particular interest were the death notices in the Trenton Times, Star Ledger,...

Correction

Take Solutions Inc., 502 Carnegie Center, Suite 100, Princeton 08540; 609-720-1002; fax, 609-720-1003. Ram Yeleswarapu, CEO. www.takesolutions.com.Due to a reporting error, U.S. 1 incorrectly reported that Take Solutions had...

Snapping Turtles

Snapping TurtlesOn hot afternoons in midsummer we would pedal across the county-line,Old tar pails slung from our handle bars; and, arriving at the canalWith the sun straight up, we...