Category Archives: On Culture

Letters to Our Fathers


In the first year of SafeKidsStories, my friend Tina Smith-Brown and I went to Los Angeles to conduct a video […]

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Featured in the University Paper I Once Wrote For


Thanks to Manlu Liu, a careful and questioning young reporter for the Daily Pennsylvanian, for this wonderful profile in The […]

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Black Ice on iTunes!


Thanks to sound editor Zach Carduner at Wexler Studio in Kelly Writers House at the University of Penn for helping […]

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From Bethlehem to Mars with Nikki Giovanni


Rains to clouds to sun, and then the late-October trip to the sleek Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University yielded […]

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Graduation season: Mercy


Mercy Driving to the mountains my daughter loves Like her father, I listen to podcasts while dairy cows Whose udders […]

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The Power of Three


One Saturday morning over McDonald’s coffee and breakfast sandwiches at their apartment, I tried to explain our new project,  Medium.com/@safekidsstories, to my […]

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Judy Graham: Memories of a Majorette Mentor


It must have been Karen who convinced Ruthie and me to go out for the majorette squad.  I can’t remember. […]

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SPS Baccalaureate Address, May 2015


“What Privilege” SPS Baccalaureate, 31 May 2015       Thank you so much, Form of 2015, and Rector Hirschfeld, […]

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40th Reunion at St. Paul’s School


SPS Reunion 2014 Time during Anniversary Weekend feels very much as it does when I write; we swim and float […]

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Letters to Our Fathers at Crenshaw High, L.A.


Letters to our Fathers My friend Tina Smith-Brown and I went to Los Angeles to conduct a video conversation based […]

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