Monthly Archives: September 2015

Math Teacher’s Sudden Death Shocks Midland Park (Leon Varjian)

When I logged into my blog this morning I discovered remembrances about Leon Varjian piling in. From them I learned that this unique individual, whom I knew in Bloomington in 1974 and again in Madison circa 1980, passed away suddenly this week. … Continue reading

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Looking Forward, Looking Back

The second anniversary of my salon for memoir writers, “First Monday, First Person” is coming up on October 5th. The fifth anniversary of True Stories Well Told is coming up at the end of 2015. This has put me in a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walking with Abel: Journeys with the Nomads of the African Savannah

There should be more “eye” than “I” in memoir, the saying goes. Walking with Abel by Anna Badkhen pleased me deeply, precisely because she is so good at getting this balance right. Walking with Abel is her memoir of  a year … Continue reading

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Weather or Not (Part 2)

By Sarah White Read Part 1 here… Rising wind. Pelting rain. I remember vividly the sequence of my thoughts at that point. I looked at the delicate wine glass, poised on a little tray-table. I said to myself, “If that … Continue reading

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Weather or Not (Part 1)

By Sarah White There was no reason to consult the weather forecast, because it wouldn’t change anything. When my friend Jane plans to camp, she will not be deterred. As her camping buddy, I’ve accepted that once we say we’re … Continue reading

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