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In memory of an author

With love and remembrance for Manya Kaczkowski–author, travel writer, cousin, friend:

Remember that? I do.

Remember how we first got acquainted at the July 4, 2010 gathering at your house? 742 more words

Review: Hold on to the Sun

Hold on to the Sun, by Michal Govrin is a compelling book of stories and essays, stories and essays bound together by themes of despair and hope, love and loss. 261 more words


Six Word Memoirs

Memoirs can be challenging for students to write, but can be one of the most rewarding assignments for students to complete. I remember writing a short, two page memoir, in high school about the moment I found out my Papa had passed away. 224 more words


Nook Book TBR.

1. In Between Days by Andrew Porter.


George Kennan on U.S.-Russia Relations

The great diplomat George Kennan, a major architect of U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union during the Cold War, wrote the following reflection which impresses by how, though written more than 40 years ago and before the fall of the Berlin Wall, it remains about as true today as when it was first penned. 177 more words

Notable Individuals

A reading list for memoirists

While teaching “How to Write About Challenging Life Events” earlier this month, I wanted to share with participants how much reading helps my writing.

Maybe fledging memoirists ask “well, I’m telling… 206 more words

Any Damned Fool

Talking with a friend of mine last week about our respective running schedules, I was reminded of a lesson I learned at basketball camp the summer before my freshman year of high school. 819 more words

A Dry Year