Victor Whiskey by Emily Ward

His mother laughed during labor, breathless, hair plastered to her slick forehead, and blessed his father for the cowl. He grew up in hand-me-down boots. One glance from him was like a gust of wind, knocking you off-balance and blowing your parka wide open. Seven saw him carrying mushrooms, tomatoes, and bread for his mother, […]

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Homelessness in a Big City

There’s no question that San Francisco is a beautiful place. Ghirardelli Square, Coit Tower, and, of course, the Golden Gate Bridge, are visited by thousands every year, making the city one of the nation’s largest tourist destinations. But, San Francisco also has one of the nation’s highest poverty and homelessness rates, with an estimated 7,000 to […]

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Wander: New York City

Over the summer, I went to New York City. The first night we were there, my aunt and uncle took my siblings and me to the Empire State Building. The view of the city was absolutely breathtaking,  but I especially loved the way the top of the building looked when it was illuminated. The trip […]

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