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  • You breathed it into me

    May 8, 2013 | 11:23 am

    I fail. Every morning shade drawn,

    hair brushed, swaying, I can’t

    fasten to the words, Hebrew letters

    breathe, young sparrows in my palm.

    Yes, calm stands up in the coolness

    of morning, light pushes, falls

    from under the shade’s edges.

    A skittering stops me at each...

  • A Charmed Existence

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Amy Gerstler lights up as she describes the physical rush it gives her.

    "It fills you with energy, it sets your mind on fire," Gerstler said. "The lines get in your head, in your bloodstream."

    If Gerstler sounds like a woman in desperate need of rehab, it wouldn't be for drugs -- her...