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Following My Kids’ Passions

Landon Y. Jones put in a good word for soccer moms the other day, in an op ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, saluting the legions of parents...

Roxanne’s Story … Begins

I was born an’ she died. I never knew him. He went away after she died. Then GrMa raised me.I was always sorry Mama died. Not that I ever...

Transit of Venus

Tiny black round dotAcross the hot flaming sunThrough dark glasses I gaze upAnd wonder at these celestial ballsFloating in heaven’s canopyAstronomers from mighty nationsJoin to plan expeditionsPerilous voyage as...

Summer Fiction Party

Here it is — U.S. 1’s 18th annual Summer Fiction issue. In the beginning we thought it would be a nice little change of pace to our usual offerings...

Running Wild

The great clock of your life is slowing down, and the small clocks run wild. ...

The Last Trip with Father

‘I want to see the Rockies one more time before we move back east,” Carl’s father announced to the family one night at dinner. “I’m going to the area...

Seeing Stars

My mother slapped mehardstopping the cigaretteon its way to my mouth.Her dark eyes, narrowdaring me to step out of bounds.I stared back at her, defiantholding fast to the secret...

The Best Laid Plans (Always Need Plan B)

Event planner Marsha Stoltman, owner of the Stoltman Group, has organized all kinds of gatherings, from weddings to big business conferences. But her current assignment, the upcoming MidJersey Chamber...

My Mother

My mother left Russia.Came to America before the Hitler years.Rode the Lexington Avenue subwayfrom the Bronxto her job in a dress factory.On Friday she lit candlesand kept a smaller...

A Strong Connection

Lacey and Rachel reached their apartment feeling exhausted. The grueling week of work had come to an end and even though it was Friday night, they only felt like...