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Saigon falls again

Saigon falls again, but it has changed its name to Kabul.

You can bet on one thing. If you ask any one of the scores of millions of chthonic Republicans, of whom there are legion, they will tell you the following.

Poets Corner

Aunt Jemima

The setting: The Board Room of The Hartford Stage 1951.

Present: Board Members, all white men and one Black woman, Gwen Reed. She takes over.

 

GWEN

I am humbled to accept your appointment of me

Dripping with nostalgia

Our neighbors in Chicago were May and John Romashko and their daughters Tanya, with whom I am still in love, and her little sister Sonia. Tanya was balletic-bodied; Sonja less so. 

May would make borscht every week and give us a huge pot. Can taste it to this day. 

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