David’s Newsletter

David DiCicco
A mixture of the author's perceptions of unfolding events locally and nationally.
Created 28 Dec 2020
  • Ahmed Amir
    04 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    On a Friday morning when the boys were supposedly at school, Sasha Orlov packed her belongings, leaving furniture and kitchenware in the house, and she fled. She told no one of her plans, took a train...
  • Ahmed Amir
    03 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 2
    Russian orphanages were not known for being nurturant places. The national preference for vodka had ruined many a family in addition to causing congenital disabilities in thousands of children. Vikor ...
  • Ahmed Amir
    02 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 2 2
    Sugar was happy. She liked her job with American Airlines, loved living in Trastevere, and her side business was starting to flourish. As a youngster growing up in the projects, she had to fend off ma...
  • Ahmed Amir
    01 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 2
    Graduation approached, and Sugar interviewed for a job in Rome in the administration offices of American Airlines. She needed to get out of a country that frequently angered and disappointed her. Raci...
  • Ahmed Amir
    30 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 3
    Tami Lane was born in Roxbury, Mass, Boston’s black section. As an adult, she stood 6’2’’ and weighed 160 pounds. She worked out, lifted weights, had a black belt in Judo, and took nothing from anyone...
  • Ahmed Amir
    29 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 2
    Soon the team would be breaking up. Samir had arranged for Amir to work at the Afghanistan Embassy in Rome. Bobo had decided to take a leave of absence from M.I.T. to undergo full-time training with t...
    28 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Antonia Meltzoff was a therapist and gifted writer who died a year ago. She wrote this article many years ago, but it stands the test of time. We mark our moments with clocks, dates, and calendars. We...
  • Eyes
    27 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 2 3
    I arrived early for my appointment with my ophthalmologist. Due to Covid, check-in was in a different spot in the office. There was a stout, tattooed lady sitting behind the counter. I said to myself,...
  • Anjuli Nunn: a Poet
    26 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 2
    I seethe through my teeth With sweat born From another day At the gray outlook I have had on my life, That had once Been full of strife And unending willows Of tall trees That blew the breezes Of yest...
  • Landscaping Men
    25 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Landscaping Men They frequent many neighborhoods throughout San Diego County. Bringing their tools, these workers disrupt the most peaceful areas with noise and more noise. Who are they? Often the men...
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