Portraits of Immigrant Voices
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How to Get a Cell Phone with a 212 Area Code
What is a phone number with a 212 area code worth? Evidently for Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), on the TV sitcom Seinfeld, it means the difference between getting and not getting a date with someone you have your eye on. (See video below.) Eight years ago, I wrote a...
Faces of a Fish Empire: My Father’s First (Posthumous) Photo Exhibit
“A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Irish writer and playwright The story of my father’s first photography exhibit begins at his funeral. My mother, brother, sister...
Writing my Father’s Obituary: Tom Kutchera, 1932 – 2016
Woody Allen said, “I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” Needless to say, that was how I felt about my father’s impending death. He had cancer for 6 years. It had metastasized and we knew that the end was near. I felt the same way...