Category: Nature

Paper Streets

By | Eva-Maria Simms, Nature, Prose

Most streets in my neighborhood end either at the cliff with its spectacular view of the Ohio River valley or, at the other end of the mountain, in the woods. They peter out into crumbling asphalt and are choked down by Japanese knotweed before losing themselves – as what is called a “paper street” hereabouts …

The Geriatric Jews and My Colonoscopy Fantasy

By | Nature, Prose

A lot happened to me this past year. I suffered from a distressing medical symptom, which meant I needed a colonoscopy. I was diagnosed with colon cancer. Part of my colon was removed and stapled back together. But I’m excited because here in Pittsburgh May is coming. It’s the month when I go to Frick …