Liane Kupferberg Carter is a lifelong New Yorker whose articles and essays have appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post, Parents, Child, McCall’s, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Skirt!, Babble, Brevity, Literary Mama, Errant Parent and numerous newspapers and journals. Carter is working on a memoir about raising a child with autism. You can follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/LianeCarter and on Facebook at on.fb.me/lnKzH1.
The massage was about three-quarters of the way through when Galina stopped what she was doing and disappeared, leaving me face down and naked on the table, without a word of explanation. Galina? Bafflement gave way to blessed relief that her thumbs had, for a moment, ceased bullying me into a state of relaxation. I […]
“No, it is not only our fate but our business to lose innocence, and once we have lost that, it is futile to attempt a picnic in Eden.” — Elizabeth Bowen There’s a man across the street. He’s seventy-five, maybe eighty years old. He comes out of a red door in the apartment building kitty-corner […]
The blaring music is only background noise to my mumbled senses. Effie slaps a card down on the cheap plastic table N.Y.U. has inside every dorm room’s kitchen. Effie says some number and the four of us (Effie, Eleanor, Duke, and I) have to take a drink. It seems like for every card Duke and […]