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Tools of the Trade

By Ruby Peru When, at ages twelve and thirteen, Maureen and I were deposited for safekeeping on an Arizona horse ranch for the duration of the summer of 1980, it was very much as if we had both dropped from outer space, but from completely different spaceships. The ultimate tomboy,…

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by Gary Beck             Another summer to a troubled land that disinherits many while the few revel, supported by servants bound to their masters by economic need rather than fondness for indulgent ways, capricious extravagance as many go hungry, their highest aspiration a service job…

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