The East Bay’s Premier Magazine of Culture & Commerce

The East Bay’s Premier Magazine of Culture & Commerce

Karen Rosenbaum

Hard Choices

Twice a year, The Monthly offers readers a chance to sample an eclectic mix of personal writing by local scribes. In this, our summer 2010 essay issue, we bring you five of our favorite submissions on a subject that most human beings can relate to: making a hard choice. To have your own first-person piece considered for a future roundup, keep your eye on this page, where we’ll announce our upcoming topic this fall.

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Pocketful of Guilt

To give or to withhold? There’s no easy answer, it seems, to this age-old dilemma pondered by sages, Miss Manners, and pretty much everyone who braves the streets of downtown Berkeley.

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