Romeo, as he came to be known, was a an unusually large black wolf that showed up in our town the winter of 2003. Living with black bears in our back yards, it is not uncommon to have large wild mammals sharing our spaces, but a wolf was rare.
A Search for Clarity at the Anne Frank House
The Anne Frank House Museum is not a place I ever imagined I’d visit unless I happened to find myself in Amsterdam. Well, here I am in Amsterdam and last night’s events made visiting this museum seem more imperative and more daunting at the same time.
It’s Never Too Late to Self-Publish Your Memoirs
My grandparents survived the Holocaust, but they never talk about it. My childhood was filled with books like Number the Stars, The Devil’s Arithmetic, and Anne Frank’s diary. From these books I gathered an understanding that my grandparents lived through something so horrific that they simply wouldn’t speak of it. I, like many with immigrant…
Reading Around Juneau: Welcome to my corner of the world!
Each summer thousands visit my hometown, streaming into town off huge cruise ships that arrive in our channel. These visitors overwhelm our “historic” downtown, crowding the shops and asking questions that we locals have a hard time answering with a straight face. “Do you take American money here?” Umm…yes. We are still part of your…
Book Review: French Milk by Lucy Knisley
After reading Lucy Knisley’s graphic novel travel log Here at Hogwarts (read my review of it here), I couldn’t wait to get my hands on another. I was so fascinated by the idea of a travel log in comic form! As Paris has been high up on my re-visit list since the first time I visited (I mean, can you really EVER spend enough time in Paris?) I picked up Knisley’s French Milk.