Looking out my window in 2020 and remembering a view from the past.
It was a perfect night: Me, in the New York Public Library, listening to Walter Dean Myers, Malcolm Gladwell, Esmeralda Santiago, Tobias Wolff, and Garrison Keillor talk about their love of libraries. Sigh. It felt like a dream, but was actually the World Book Night kick-off event at the NYPL. Click the link. Read about […]
Set your hair in a doobie the night before and you can sleep to 6:45. All you’ll have to do is brush it in the morning, but wear a hat if it’s humid outside so your hair will still be smooth when you sit in front of Frank Torres in homeroom. Shower after Mami so […]
I grew up in the projects, and there were two rules in my home that I learned real fast: Number 1: It wasn’t okay to ask my parents to buy me anything. Number 2: It wasn’t okay to leave the apartment. However, I was an only child with a lot of time to watch television […]