The Hitchhiker

By Tamim Ansary Twenty years after graduating from Reed College, I went back to Portland for a college reunion. My friends smiled when I told them my plan. One of them said, “A reunion!  I hate that kind of thing: wallowing in the good old days, it’s sentimental.” Another said, “A reunion! I hate that kind […]

Mr. Srinivassana

By Dana Freedman Mr. Srinivassana had nine lives. During this particular ICU stay, according to his sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins at his bedside, he was on anywhere from life number five to life number seven.  And these nine lives were not based on their Hindi belief in […]