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Thomas Earles

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Assistant Director, Writing Center, English

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"On the Ride to Stargard"

Natalia wakes me at 5:30 a.m. for work. She shakes my arm and I take out the earplugs that I’ve started wearing to block out the noise of the upstairs neighbors.

English

Lead: Thomas Earles
Dates:
They wake up even earlier than we do. Natalia and I both start work at 8 a.m., but she works right here in town, her hometown in Poland, and I need to take the train to the language school all the way in Szczecin.

"Milena"

We’d already been living in town several months the first time we saw Milena.

English

Lead: Thomas Earles
Dates:
It was a few weeks before Christmas, and she was standing at the row of vegetables in Biedronka, turning a head of cabbage over in her hands.