Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

October 3, 2015: Year Two, Absent-Present My Mom

Sometimes the anticipation is worse than the actual experience. I’ve been feeling this day, October 3, 2015, two years since my mom died on October 3, 2013, for weeks now. … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

What Falls and Somehow Returns

Two years ago, today, my sister Karen and I watched. And waited. And watched. Together. A handful of fallen leaves, brought indoors, bedside, turning color-crisp-brown. A tiny pumpkin, struggling to … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

What We See When We Look

I keep thinking back to the blood-red-moon eclipse. When I walked outside at 10 pm in my current neighborhood, usually pretty quiet on a Sunday eve, it was bustling. Crowds … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Can’t Be Taken

Someone nabbed my “backpack-as-home” nearly ten days ago here in Montreal, my current temporary abode. I hope they are poor and can make good use of some of my things, … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Fall in Love, Not in Line”

I ran across one of my favorite assertions as street art the other day, and it seems to pair nicely with a quote that I also ran across recently. I … Continue reading

August 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

“From Libraries to Climate Change”: An Interview by Mark Hand

Months ago, writer Mark Hand asked if he could sit down with me to chat, and here’s the result, long overdue in sharing. Unfortunately, it seems to be lacking paragraph … Continue reading

August 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Seeds and Burials

This sign is from one of so many — too many — vigils held by and for those who’ve lost their loved ones to killer cops. This particular three-hour vigil … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

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