illuminate history

Curiosity: forget “Cherchez la femme” (Look for the woman.) “Cherchez l’histoire.” (Look for the story.)

Fathers and Daughters

Maybe I’m perceiving a non-existent pattern due to my current preoccupation with letters and diaries my own father left behind. In the past two weeks I’ve encountered media attention on this … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

more voices from the distant past

I wrote last time about meeting my father as a young man by studying his diaries. I am now sorting and reading bundles of letters that he saved for decades. … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Deadlines? Yes, deadlines

As ridiculous as it seems, I set myself two writing deadlines in December. 1.  Submit a piece to  Times They Were A-Changing . Thanks to help from my critique group–especially … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · 1 Comment