Issue # 2 – Family

Issue # 2 – Family

ISSUE #2:
This week’s selections are about Family – the ways we understand it, foster it, ensure and grow it …. and about those we include and claim, and those who claim us.


CONTENTS:
Kin
Family Final 4
Faraway so Close
Big Love
Love Letter
Nature Girl Lassoes the World


NEWS AND NOTES:
Coming soon, audio versions of select MUSE essays and stories, to be archived here.

In the meantime you can hear this week’s Kin and Love Letter on “The Easy Chair with Laura Hurwitz”, episode 128.

Cover art: digital collage by Bruce Wujcik

 

Kin

Kin

When I was in Iceland with my husband we stayed mostly in the west and north. Bruce and I met few others as we traveled the island, taking in the small and the grand, the elegant and the banal, the human and the natural in luxurious, small steps. We went to the seaside town of Akranes on a windy chilly day in May, the sun and clouds and showers taking their turn,

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Family Final 4

Family Final 4

I have a really good friend – a lifelong friend, if I start counting from my twenties – and I can say this even though we had almost no contact for over thirty years.

Because Katie is family.

I know this now thanks to the television show Survivor, and the sucksters at SurvivorSucks, a Yuku forum for fans. I am not a Survivor fan per se.

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Big Love

Big Love

I just finished watching the HBO series Big Love. Like many other people my television viewing habits and preferences have changed. Now I prefer multi-season series, and dramas rather than comedies. Just as good books do, newer television series delve deeply into people, places, and ideas. I can immerse myself, go somewhere and be only there, enveloped in someone else’s story that somehow becomes my own. Live theater sometimes offers the same experience,

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Love Letter

Love Letter

Bruce and I don’t have children. It was a decision we made for ourselves, by default when we were young, and consciously, deliberately when we were older and up against the hard deadline of biology. We don’t question our choice; it was right for us. Other people did and do still question our decision, and I’ve always said we were busy with other things. Or I put it in the context of the times we came up in;

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