4 p.m., Jan. 22
Griffin came out from Rhode Island to write off and on for the Reader in the mid-1990s.
He recommended a student of his, David Rioux, who wrote two cover stories for the Reader in 1993.
Articles by Peter Griffin
Along with Youth: Hemingway, the Early Years and Less Than a Treason: Hemingway in Paris.
I’d be up until three or four o’clock in the morning, when I first started reading Hemingway, jumping up, saying, ‘Mom, listen to this, isn’t this something, isn’t it unbelievable?’ I’d shake her, and she’d wake up.
Blind among enemies
I felt crazy asking for directions to her house. Over the phone, Lee began, “Get on 8 west, at the Sports Arena exit you make a left, then when you get to West Point Loma ...
The least of these
It looked like the fossil of a dinosaur, there on the CAT scan film. The veterinarian, Dr. Marjorie McMillan, pointed her index finger, the nail clipped, unpolished, toward the skull. “There and there,” she said. ...
You against the table
When I was a kid growing up in the late ’50s, there was a push to make pool a family game. I remember ads showing “Mom” — permed blond, high heels, and in a chemise ...
Can you imagine somewhere you’ve been? I mean, in person, actually been. That all depends — on what you call imagination, and how you want it to work for you. I was in Southern California ...