From the monthly archives: June 2011

I wanted to let you know that I’ll be reading from and discussing my memoir, Passage From England, at the Woodland Hills Library on Saturday, August 6th at 11:00 a.m. If you missed the presentation I gave at the Thousand Oaks library a few weeks ago, I hope you’ll be able to attend this one. […]

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I got my first real job when I was fourteen, over forty-five years ago. I sold magazines door-to-door, driven to parts of the city I’d never heard of by a sales “manager” who wouldn’t tell us his last name. Door-to-door soliciting has got to be the most odious job a person can hold on the […]

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Yesterday, at Home Depot, the loudspeaker announced that free citrus trees were available in the Garden Department. “Free?” Did I hear that correctly? That must be why people were abandoning their place in line and hurrying outside. I followed them in haste and got into another line in front of a forest of green. “Why […]

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A few days ago, I went to Jacobi Building Supply to buy a rock for my garden. It seemed odd to me at first to go shopping for a rock that comes from who knows where, then bring it home and place it in your yard. I mean, can’t you just find a rock in […]

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The headline said there was no smell of human decay in the car trunk… The girl’s body may have been in there anyway, securely wrapped in a plastic bag, the police sergeant was kind enough to add.   If you were the mother or if you were the father or the brother or the sister […]

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