How We Make Old People Suffer

I often ponder what humankind will think of itself 1000 years from now, assuming we survive. What “flat earth” ideas will we find astonishing for their stupidity and short-sightedness, ideas we hold dear today as gospel truth? Racism is one, I’m pretty sure of that....

What I Nearly Forgot

A river runs through my city, and in the brittle heat of August, its tepid waters pass low over a kaleidoscope of wetted stones. Then small islands, normally moated fortresses, lower their rocky drawbridges and invite the curious sojourner into tangled enclaves of elm...