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Conflicts of Memory

My middle name is Richard. I was named after my mother’s oldest brother – Richard Thomas Priddy –  who was killed on May 23rd, 1970 when the helicopter he was piloting crashed in Vietnam. I was born ten years later and grew up with the weight of his death. Though I’ve never been to war […]

Ten Years Gone

Ten years ago this morning, I walked out of my new apartment and hopped a short bus ride down the Ave to the transfer point at 45th. Waiting for the 44, I bumped into my co-worker, who asked me if I had heard the news this morning. Something about a bombing in New York or […]