Author Archives: Naomi

Yesterday I saw a car with an unusual license plate

Oklahoma. A car from Oklahoma, parked on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Stopped me in my tracks. I’ve seen lots of license plates from all over the map in my neighborhood but this was the first from Oklahoma. Why? … Continue reading

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Department of Wacky Headlines…and Sanitation

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A factual sentence about mummies conveys more than one meaning

In Harper’s December 2022 Findings: Violent deaths were more common than previously thought among South American mummies. This is a well-written sentence. Harper’s specializes in immaculately factual prose. But when I first read it, my instant reaction was to recall … Continue reading

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