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Emile Hates Email

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Emile Hates Email Memo: To Everyone except EmileEmile Hates Email. He says this, we suspect, because he never receives any–except for spam, which he downloads...

My Mother Reminds Me of Anne Frank

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact My Mother Reminds Me of Anne Frank   My mother reminds me of Anne Frank.Two girls of similar age. Optimism that chillscolder than the draft whistles throughthe tube...

Sol and Ida, The Chief and I

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Sol and Ida, The Chief and I  It’s Sunday in a school yard. Mostly empty on a cool May day. It’s Red Hook, in Brooklyn.Ida is lounging on a bench, trying to...

A Big Heart

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact A Big Heart I tried a 4:1 strategy during clinic hours, taking the intern into the room every fourth patient. In between, I found worthless things for him to do like...