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Identity

By Ruchi Kahan In the hardest time of my life, when I almost died, my spirituality saved me. I lived on the streets of New Delhi, India, trying to survive alone starting when I was only four years old. I … Continue reading

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Watching Mildred

By Suzy Beal “Give it back to me! I won’t burn myself, I know how to do it.” “Mildred, let me do this for you. “No, give it to me, NOW” Her gnarled fingers are gripping the curling iron so … Continue reading

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My Last Car

Dorothy Ross, whose writing has appeared on True Stories Well Told before, sent me this story to accompany her recent essay, “My First Car.” In 1987 my husband found a new-used Mercedes diesel station wagon for sale and convinced me that … Continue reading

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My First Car

Dorothy Ross, whose writing has appeared on True Stories Well Told before, sent me this story after reading about my first car, The Pinto. By Dorothy Ross When I was a teenager, I didn’t need a car. I rode buses … Continue reading

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His Hand on My Arm

By Seth Kahan My father lay on the hospital bed. At 84 he was weak and vulnerable. Not the man I had been estranged from these last 30+ years. When I was young he had been my best friend. He … Continue reading

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Pompeii—An Adventure in Mixed Emotions

Kaye and Paul Ketterer’s trip to Sorrento, Intaly in Fall 2016 included a day trip to Pompeii. By Paul Ketterer A half-hour commuter train ride from Old-modern Sorrento to Old-desolate Pompeii on a bright Sunday in November provided a radical time-transition … Continue reading

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Happiness Is a Virtue

By Ellie Jacobi I’m going to be happy if I have to die trying! I paused as I thought about what I just said. A little tickle in my chest told me I just might laugh. But no, not yet. … Continue reading

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