Ann Mintz has written radio scripts, text for museum exhibits, professional articles, and countless speeches and grant proposals. She has had six careers-- recording engineer, archaeologist, public radio producer, archivist to Bucky Fuller, of all people, museum professional. She now works in a community and economic development agency. She has lived in seven cities, if you count Phladelphia twice, was born in the Bronx and lived in New York until her mid-20s.
I was not where I wanted to be. This was because I was out. I was out at a bar called the Narrows in Bushwick–or East Williamsburg if you’re a real estate broker. The bar is called the Narrows because the building is very narrow. But really every building in New York City is narrow. […]
“Mommy—Don’t go to work,” my two-year-old daughter said, who’d just started speaking in sentences. As I put on my jacket, she began to cry. I kissed her cheek, and said, “I’ll be home later.” The babysitter fed her, and I closed the door. I heard her sobbing as I charged down the hallway. I had […]
I once took the New York City police exam on a whim. In the suburbs of Long Island where I grew up, a large portion of high school buddies already had badges and guns by their early twenties. “Dude,” an acquaintance would say from the stool of a local tavern, “I shot my gun off […]