Of Marbles to Bears

This is the personal essay I wrote in the fall of 2010 for my "Creative Non-Fiction" class that made my professor, the brilliant Thorpe Moeckel, observe that I "loved sentences." He was right, I do. I have several stories and observations about this particular essay and I think next week I will share a story…

The Garden

After I finished writing this story, I sat back and realized with some amount of awe that it featured the first Jewish characters I had ever written. I have shared before how many of my early short stories featured male protagonists. I wrote this story, whose main character isn't only Jewish but also female, after…