6 Aug, 2016

I’m Reading…

August 6th, 2016|Tags: , |

{August Break 8/6: I'm Reading...} I can never just read one book! My current bedtime reading is Yossi Klein Halevi's Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist. I loved his book Like [...]

5 Aug, 2016

Boston Busing Book Picked By NYT EdWriter Gets Critiqued

August 5th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

The iconic book on school integration isn't as widely praised as it once was.

8 Dec, 2015

A Comfort Book

December 8th, 2015|Tags: , , |

The other day I cast about for a comfort book, something pleasant to read in the tub after a busy day. Usually that would mean an Agatha Christie mystery for [...]

2 Aug, 2015

Jerusalem Street Library

August 2nd, 2015|Tags: , |

While walking to my Ulpan (Hebrew school) in Jerusalem this morning, I passed by this street library set up in an old bus station. Of course I was immediately charmed [...]

8 Mar, 2015

Sunday Sentence

March 8th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

Another Sunday in which I participate in the Sunday Sentence Project(#SundaySentence on Twitter): "I held my breath at the miracle of my mother forgetting herself." from Sheymes, A Family Album [...]

2 Mar, 2015

On Not Reading a Book

March 2nd, 2015|Tags: , |

I didn't read the book for the December meeting of the Memoir Workshop I teach at StoryStudio Chicago. If the instructor doesn't read the assigned book, that's pretty bad, right? [...]

11 Jun, 2014

Unveiling: The Chicago List Essay Project

June 11th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

Our Chicago - Eleven Writers on their City - Edited by Annette Gendler | Make Your Own Book I published a book with my students! Our Chicago is a collection of [...]

6 May, 2014

When a Book is Done

May 6th, 2014|Tags: , |

I just finished a book I really liked, one I had been meaning to read for a while, and I'm sad it's done. That's the hallmark of a good book, [...]

31 Mar, 2014

Sunday Sentence

March 31st, 2014|Tags: , , |

Another Sunday in which I participate in the Sunday Sentence Project (#SundaySentence on Twitter): "The right thing to do is to do nothing, the place to do it is in a [...]

26 Mar, 2014

Cleaning Out Book Shelves

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On a recent Sunday, the mood struck me to finally weed out the three shelves in our big wall of books that are dedicated to my collection of memoirs. The shelves [...]

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