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Carol: From Brooklyn to Bayville

            For as many years as I’ve been going to my local Rite Aid, there has been a friendly and helpful clerk with the name tag “Carol” affixed to her blouse. Carol was the expert in the photo department who used to … Continue reading

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Yo Miss, You Married?

Some say there is no such thing as a stupid question. I agree. But the timing of some of my former students’ questions was really stupid. Case in point: As I completed an exegesis of a Robert Frost poem, I … Continue reading

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The Elements of Smile

Boy, I sure underestimated the caliber of writer I addressed at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Senior Center at St. Peter’s Church  this afternoon (what a mouthful – I hope there’s an abbreviated name for this place.)  First of all, … Continue reading

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Once a Poet…

Once upon a time in 1984, I was teaching a Writing Workshop at Richmond Hill High School in Queens. Two of my most memorable students were enrolled in the course: Pete and Darren.  High school classes are by nature, rife … Continue reading

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Could the Kindle Be the Death of the Bookmark?

I got my Kindle on Thursday and just gave away my first hard covered book to my brother-in-law, Andy. The book is Catherine the Great  by Robert Massie. I’m reading it on Kindle now. But first I removed the beautiful bookmark … Continue reading

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Teaching “Flim”

“Ms. Ehrlich, I wanna be in your FLIM class next term.” “Great, but it’s FILL-M,’ ” I said, stressing the correct pronunciation. “Whatever, as long as I can be in it.” The above was a fairly common exchange I had with … Continue reading

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Strike While the e-book is Hot

Kindle is on fire! Why I am personally touting the e-book doesn’t quite make sense since I am not yet the proud owner of one.  But there is method to my madness. According to the New York Times, Amazon Kindle is cornering … Continue reading

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The Process

People always ask me if I miss being in the classroom. Although the world is my classroom,  I don’t tell them that. I usually respond with, “No, I’ve written all about it.” My memoir covers it all, creating all the … Continue reading

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An Ironic Edit

As I was re-reading my collection of blog posts, I got to the one entitled, “Ode to e.e. cummings.” I categorizeed it (poetry and running) and was about to add a few tags (all in the name of SEO or search … Continue reading

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In Search of the Great White*

Betty, that is. The clever title is attributed to Kenny who came up with it after I told him this story. My mom is a Betty White fan   and has been one even before her burgeoning career resurgence. She’s watched “The … Continue reading

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