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Garden Girl by Don Mathis

Here’s a fantastic story about relationships… and plants. Don has another great constraint story, with some of the same themes, interestingly, published in the Current. Excellent work. —Lyle Rosdahl Garden Girl by Don Mathis I met Lily at the Botanical Garden for a Date. She was not like my last girlfriend, Rose. I’ll never forget those Rose Hips and her Cypress Knees. I was…

Liars!

The line between lies and fiction is thin and bleeds freely. “Uncertain, and obscurely distressed by their uncertainty, they are seized by a ‘compulsion to narrate’: a deep-seated need to shape, order and explain what they do not understand.” “In a sense, these patients are like novelists, as described by Henry James: people on whom…

Brief Thoughts about and Interesting Quotes from Blood Work by Holly Tucker

Cultural phenomenon, in a cultural light, fascinates me. I picked up Blood Work by Holly Tucker because of this fact. Medicine, or at least “modern” medicine, is really quite new (blood types weren’t discovered until nearly the turn of the 20th Century, for example) so the idea of performing blood transfusions at a time when basic understandings of…

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