Tag Archives: fire

Two paintings were saved…

…from Taco Diablo, Evanston IL, where my son had a job as a bartender until today, about 2:30am this morning. ————————————————————————————————— (edited) from Taco Diablo December 31, 2013 We are in a state of shock, it’s very surreal and has left us … Continue reading

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Prometheus’ gift of fire

Last night we had some friends over for Shabbat dinner, friends we have had for a very long time. There were delicious hors d’oeuvres (red pepper hummus and apples), a roast chicken with all the vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, … Continue reading

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“Burned Man” by David Huddle

When I was twelve, a man was burned not quite to death at my father’s factory. Recovered enough to walk the town, he didn’t know what to do with himself—a ghost whose scarred, fire bubbled face made you look away, … Continue reading

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Message obvious. Accountability not.

Yesterday I had several errands to run after school. At the first stop, an arts supply store, I smelled a burnt plasticky smell. At first I thought there was something wrong with the car. At the next stop, several miles … Continue reading

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Burning House, Burning Out

I remember years ago standing on the corner of Belmont and Broadway in Chicago, across the street from Jane Addams Center Hull House (where I used to volunteer a lot of my time), watching fire engines gather and firemen fight … Continue reading

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