Yearly Archives: 2008

Memoir, Murder, and Epiphany

Three summers ago, I was Elizabeth Benedict’s student at the New York State Summer Writer’s Institute at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.  At her evening reading that year, she chose  a then unpublished personal essay about the murder of her … Continue reading

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Is this what Camelot looks like?

“Oh, well, you know, we have thought about this because part of what we want to do is to open up the White House and, and remind people this is, this is the people’s house.  There is an incredible bully … Continue reading

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Reports of my death…

…have been greatly exaggerated. My last name is unusual and has been a mixed blessing. It’s rather funny sounding and I got teased about it when I was a child, but it’s also memorable, so it’s probably a good thing … Continue reading

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