From K-B and Friends


Book review: Notes on a Banana, a memoir by David Leite

Book review by Kit-Bacon Gressitt

Prepare one large stack of index cards, each containing the memory of a significant life event, its date and the author’s age at the time in one corner. Arrange the cards in chronological order. Mix in three themes—food, love and bipolar disorder—and stir gently. Skim off those cards that don’t blend well, and serve with humor, courage and poignant epiphany.


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Anyone Who Had a Heart, Part 3

By Dan McClenaghan

The nurse from the hospital, behind the wheel of Frank and Jolene’s car, careened through the streets with the heart patient, Frank, laid out in the back seat. He was, she estimated, sinking toward death, about a thousand pulse beats away from the end.


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From Esquire: The Falling Man

By Tom Junod, Esquire

Do you remember this photograph? In the United States, people have taken pains to banish it from the record of September 11, 2001. The story behind it, though, and the search for the man pictured in it, are our most intimate connection to the horror of that day.


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From SPLC: President Trump’s DACA Statement, Annotated

The Trump administration announced that it will be rescinding the DACA program, which has protected 800,000 young adults from deportation. President Trump released a statement defending this heartless, inhumane decision. For accuracy and context, the SPLC has annotated the president’s statement below


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