Lisa Frankel

Autumn in Cambridge

Cambridge, January 2006

Cold wind blusters, fallen leaves swirl and dance along sidewalks.
Stubborn New Englanders walk swiftly, heads ducked
into the cold wind,
hands shoved
into pockets.

The town is rampant with refusal
to pull out the heavy coat, and
to admit the arrival of winter.

Sharp wails of a car alarm pierce the . . .

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January 14, 2006

The Unruly Smoke Detector

A true story...

Setting: Night, approximately 3:48 am, Lisa’s bedroom.

I'm all cozy in bed under my down comforter, dreaming peacefully of warmer climes where the world isn't buried beneath two feet of snow. Then, suddenly, I am startled awake by a loud, piercing "PING" sound. My eyes shoot open and I experience that acute . . .

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December 17, 2003

Faith Knows No Boundaries

St. Louis, June 2002

“Honey, what is with all these other religions? Buddhist lamas, Baptist services….Are you shopping around for a new religion? We are Jewish!” My grandmother is worried. Although my studies of Buddhism last semester unsettled her, the church service put her over the edge. I reassured her as best as I could that I was, and always would be, a . . .

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April 24, 2002


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