About Charles D'Ambrosio:
Charles Anthony D'Ambrosio, Jr is an American short story writer and essayist.
Folks double my age and older often run down a conversation tracking a vanishing world that will, with the passing of their memory, vanish entirely.
We shoot our heroes and enjoy peripeteia as a spectacle akin to sport and perhaps harshly disavowing the past protects us from the disappointment of our outsized hopes--who knows, really, but shifts in taste don't fully account for the phenomenon. At...