Don't be fooled by the grim-faced picture. It was the only unblinking one. For me, words are worth a thousand pictures. I'm looking forward to saying hi to all of you.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

How Moving Only 55 Blocks Changed My Life

In my class, Emotions Through Art: Infusing your words with feeling, the second week lecture and assignment is a "before" and "after," that is, choosing one of the major dramas of your life and writing how it effected you. What was life like before and then after. I remembered an essay I published in Rio Grande Review that showed how moving only 55 Blocks made me just as much a refugee as my father who had fled Russia. Here's the link for the essay.

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