Unable to See Clearly Pt. I

I didn’t start wearing glasses until I was a junior in college. I probably needed them for a year before that, but I always made …

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When you put on the wrong glasses, you see confusion. Until now an abstract noun, in this blur it is clear. Remove the offending lenses …

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Better Up than Down the Staircase Pt. II

I make it about halfway down the first flight. I’m embarrassed, without the confidence to continue. Suddenly, one woman loudly exhales and whispers up the …

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Better Up than Down the Staircase Pt. I

“Please go on without me. I’ll see you down in front,” I tell my companions even though I don’t know how I’m going to safely …

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True Anecdote

My true anecdote is this. During the day, I went to the store and bought several items. Included with them was a small square barcode …

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The First Pair

Looking for your glasses, I have become familiar with the floor of your classroom. Squatting by red and blue shelves, I find Scrabble tiles, mostly …

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David King Dunaway

David is an oral historian and a biographer in print, radio, and podcast. Among other projects, for the last thirty years he has documented the work of Pete Seeger, resulting in How Can I Keep From Singing? The Ballad of Pete Seeger, published by McGraw Hill in 1981 and revised, updated, and republished by Villard/Ballantine, 2008.