What is the world of your book?

What is the world of your book? Celia asks during our first consultation. I’m writing a memoir. Last October I set a goal to complete the first draft by the end of the 2022 calendar year (there were tempting incentives offered by another professional memoir editor). Goal setting has always worked for me as aContinue reading “What is the world of your book?”

A Memorable Teaching Experience

     As this new year begins, I’m reminded of a brief, unique teaching experience that began some 42 years ago this month. Though temporary and lasting only five months, the course I created and taught that semester at a community college has made an indelible mark in my memory for reasons that will be described here.Continue reading “A Memorable Teaching Experience”


My “Little Bit of Paradise”          In the 1920s, my grandparents and their three children lived in Dorchester, Massachusetts. As the owner of Yellin Dry Goods store in downtown Boston, my grandfather dreaded his daily commute by automobile to and from work. When he learned that a place called Hull, a lovely seaside town on Boston’sContinue reading “I LOVE HULL”