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Three Things I Learned from Wagner

[First published in the Broad Street Review, 14 April 2020. Reprinted by permission.] When we began staying home to combat the pandemic, the Metropolitan Opera began offering free Nightly Met Opera Streams from their popular Live in HD series. It was the seven...

Moving Scenes

[Published 26 Feb 2019 in the Broad Street Review and reprinted here by permission.] Scene 1 The only way I was leaving this house was feet-first. Jackie didn’t like that kind of talk, but I’d resolved that I was finished with moving: I wanted to get through life...

Let me entertain you

[First published in Broad Street Review 23 Oct 2018, and reprinted here by permission.]  I wasn’t prepared for the reaction—my reaction, that is. This was the second time our German men’s choir would sing the national anthem at the Phillies. I wrote about it two years...

Living Dangerously

[Published 10 July 2018 in the Broad Street Review and reprinted here with permission.] Abington Hospital’s emergency entrance is across Old York Road from Señor Salsa, which is not a crack at Señor Salsa. I note it only because this is the first time I’ve looked...