Monthly Archives: August 2015

Think Like a Student

At this time of year, I’m keenly aware of every red maple leaf waving amongst a sea of green, the deep orange berries weighing down the branches of my mountain ash, the darkness creeping earlier into the evening and cool air entering through my still-open window in the wee hours of the morning. September is fast approaching and I’m powerless to hold on to those long, aimless summer days. But, I’m buoyed by the idea of a revamped routine for the coming months and inspired by a new old idea: Read more [...]

Travel to Write

The more I write, the more I want to travel. The more I travel, the more I must write. Writing my family memoir brought me to many unexpected places: the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.; the port town of Gdansk, Poland; Stutthof concentration camp in Sztutowo, Poland; the bay of Lűbeck, Germany. I tasted the salt of the sea air, felt the fine sand between my toes, heard the squawking of sea birds, and breathed in the scent of pine forests. Of course, historical documents, old Read more [...]