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The Greatest Generation

Passport I’m proud to say that the World War II veteran before you is my Grandfather, Cosimo Armando Delfino. The stories he shared with me throughout my childhood and the extraordinary life he lived are some of my greatest inspirations. … Continue reading

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Cold bones and hollow veins anchored Reuben Remus to the corner. He shrunk into the hardwood and cupped his ears to guard himself from the sadness around him. Panicked cries and frenzied shouts battered the outside of his window. Despair … Continue reading

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Vanishing Acts

“… Terra trusted that gravity would resolve the remainder of her task. And so it did… She kept Callimachus calm during that six-story free fall, providing his mind with the same weightlessness that his body was experiencing. The fantastic conclusion … Continue reading

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Levitate

“…Between street vendors and rhythmic breathing; down pathetic streets and machine-gunned intersections; around bashful emotions both true and fake; and with rising erections warmed by music that was surely imagined they neared the outskirts of Warsaw, Poland. The attitude of … Continue reading

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a history reborn

There is always time for rewrites… Here is the updated history of a young Reuben Remus. __________ “It was 1918 – war’s end – time to rebuild. The resurgence of intellectualism reinvigorating Poland attracted Benjamin and Martha Remus to the Mokotòw district of … Continue reading

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A new chapter

With respect to god Major Faust and Sergeant Richter removed the Remus family from the pages of their own history book, stealing away their faces, and the faces of fathers and mothers that lived before them, so the Clematis Ballroom might … Continue reading

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Lost Cities

Rumors from the City of Babylon; circa 589 a.d. “Turn right when the North star falls behind a concrete cloud. How many paces you must walk from there is decided by god. Listen closely. Even god’s guidance is obscured by the dead … Continue reading

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Resurfacing

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Mood Rings

Illustration: Andreas Cellarius — Harmonia Macrocosmica 

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Holy Communion

“You seek answers to a question you do not fully understand,” seethed the darkness from within Father Bellemare. “Could this be a question of religion, and, subsequently, an answer of Faith? Yes, I think so!” — the sonorous boom of … Continue reading

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