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Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith
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Mother Feather: The Becoming of a Great New York City Band

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 10:59 AM

A story:

A girl, a New Yorker, a bartender at a songster club falls into a depression. She's sick of her band, her relationship, her body. She doesn't know what she wants. She starts cussing: motherfucker motherfucker motherfucker. She buys a trampoline. Motherfucker motherfucker motherfucker.

She jumps: Mother...

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A Glimpse Into Letters to Baltimore From the War

(1) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 4:26 PM

The letters sat in a box in Fran's attic. They were uncovered by her son not long after the death of her brother, William Beresh, a Baltimore City firefighter who lived to the ripe old age of 96 despite a taste for unfiltered pall malls. They came addressed from "Somewhere...

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