Category Archives: Essays

An Excerpt From When White is Black

“Mother said that for a long while after my grandmother’s sudden racial metamorphosis, Maud was consumed with thoughts related to its impact on her life and the lives of her parents. At first the teenaged Maud felt a mixture of … Continue reading

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Blue Heaven

Tears filled Melanie’s eyes as she ┬áspoke of the gut searing sadness and loneliness, which resulted from ┬ánot having a loving partner in her life, and not being meaningfully connected to her two adult children, or even to the few … Continue reading

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The Stranger

It was a rainy Saturday morning in the winter of 1937. I was five years old. We had recently moved to a rented house on Dohr Street in Southwest Berkeley. Earlier that morning Daddy went to work at his then … Continue reading

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Walking and Remembering – A Sketch in Prose

A short piece describing the memories that resurface during a neighborhood walk. Continue reading

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San Francisco

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