Tag: New York

On Veterans Day: Being of Service

Once, I combed through photos in my grandmother’s apartment, looking at the fading black-and-white images and seeing my proud grandfather conducting a Passover seder around long tables in Brazil. The men wore official uniforms, as they were stationed there during World War II, part of the OSS, the precursor to the CIA. My grandfather was a gentle grandfather with the… Read more →

Lauren Francis-Sharma: Til the Well Runs Dry

Sometimes, your mission is right there in front of you and you don’t even realize it. That’s how it came to be for Lauren Francis-Sharma, the author of ‘Til the Well Runs Dry, an historical novel based on her own mother’s journey of being born in Trinidad and being left behind when her mother traveled to the States. Francis-Sharma’s mother came to… Read more →


Every Sunday morning, my husband pours his coffee and reads the heavy-hitting sections of the New York Times. I read the Style section, breezing through the essays until I immerse in Vows, the wedding announcements. I’ve been reading about the relationships exhibited in the Sunday NYT since I was a single twentysomething living in an urban flat just north of Detroit. Well,… Read more →