Dressing up, but not for Halloween—my mother’s romance with Mexico

October 26 | 2020

In 1970, my parents and I visited the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, once the largest metropolis in the…  more ›

Starting life anew after a pandemic—my aunt Carol and the Asian flu of 1957-58

October 19 | 2020

When my aunt Carol graduated from McGill Physiotherapy in May 1958, the relief she felt must have been twofold:…  more ›

“So Far, So Good”—cooking with The New York Times 1961

October 12 | 2020

Today being Canadian Thanksgiving—spent in relative lockdown—I’m thumbing through my mother’s hefty New York Times Cook Book from 1961. As I…  more ›

My grandmother’s Russian box—a story in miniature

October 7 | 2020

My Russian box, like a Russian doll, is hollow. As a teenager fleeing the pogroms in Lithuania, my grandmother…  more ›

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The Smallest Objective speaks to women

October 1 | 2020

Please enjoy the following radio interview and print excerpt based on my recent memoir, The Smallest Objective. Both appear in media…  more ›