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len-boswell's picture
Mar.04.2010
Every time I hear the Beatles song “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite” I am transported back in time to the home where I grew up. I am almost any age, from 6 to 18, and I am always peering out the dormer window of my second-story bedroom, watching Mrs. Kite, who is always old. She’s sitting on her...
amy-wang's picture
Mar.03.2010
I'd chosen the apartment tower purely for its location: It was right on Rittenhouse Square, probably the most prestigious address in Philadelphia. I'd never thought I could afford a place there. But a newspaper ad had revealed a secret: the lower the floor, the lower the rent. I scored a studio on...
hector-briones's picture
Mar.03.2010
probably my most memorable "neighbor" was in the barracks at ft riley kansas from 1974 to 1975. he was a big black man who had been bumped around the army for 3 or four years. " Doc" had been busted up and down in rank his whole duration in the army. he had his own room next to...
joyshri-lobo's picture
Mar.03.2010
ON BEING AN INDIAN WOMAN. TWO LATAS Joyshri Lobo. An Indian woman is the nurturer in The Great Creator’s agenda. He fashioned her from one of Adam’s ribs and she has not only constantly tickled that portion of his anatomy, but also gone beyond the call of duty to nurse the floating bone and to...
jonas-wunderman's picture
Mar.03.2010
            I was wakened that night by the sound of my neighbour banging around next door. It was still dark, the noise coming from his apartment impossible to ignore; he was really banging around in there, all sorts of thumps and crashes could be heard, every sound he made amplified in the...
madeline-sharples's picture
Mar.03.2010
  Our next door neighboors always identify themselves like - this is Sue Nextdoor, this is Bill Nextdoor when they call, so we've taken to calling them the Nextdoors. We've lived next door to Sue and her husband, Bill, for about 20 years, and she was always a person I avoided like the plague. My...
coleen-prenda's picture
Mar.03.2010
Nice Neighbors...Nosy Neighbors...Nasty Neighbors - we all have them.  Unless, of course, you live by yourself on a deserted island, which is where some of us would like to flee at times  when our neighbors become a little overwhelming.  I actually grew up on an island in Maine and, no, it was not...
elizabeth-bastos's picture
Mar.03.2010
My neighbor Mina Sure saved my life when I was eleven. I had an asthma attack and passed out in my parents’ room upstairs. I didn’t have a heartbeat and my mother didn’t know CPR. Mina, who was in her garden gardening, heard my mother screaming and she flew over (on angel’s wings -- my mother...
tina-b-tessina's picture
Mar.03.2010
In 1998, Richard and I had a marvelous opportunity to sail around the world as the ballroom dance teachers on a cruise ship.  Many of the places we saw then, such as Oman, Jordan, Turkey, Morocco, Indonesia and Israel are in turmoil now, and not as safe for tourists.  Not too long ago, when...
barbara-bell's picture
Mar.03.2010
Neighbors come in three varieties: the good, the bad, and the unknown.  With all three varieties, we create a history, whether we are aware of it or not.  With good neighbors we look out for each others’ mail stacking up while on vacation or we share a garden’s bounty.  With bad suburban neighbors...