This saga contains fodder aplenty for the mind to chew on…or maybe you’d just like to read it as a heckuva a good story.
My fellow members of the Board of Friends of Anderson Park (in Montclair, New Jersey) and I decided to run a short story contest for Montclair’s middle schoolers. The story should be 2000 words or less, and had to somehow involve Anderson Park. There were doubters—”Oh the kids are just so busy these days, theyContinue reading “MIDDLE SCHOOL SHORT STORY CONTEST”
What better combination — a delicious meal and some great conversation about books.
People walk in beaming. “A bookstore!” they say. ‘Thank you!’”
Tell the snarks to go to hell.
Gilbert knows that just recounting her adventures is not enough; she must put her personal experience into a context which will include the reader, and there she hits a home run.
I learned about an ignored corner of recent history, and felt reassured. In the midst of uncertainty and terror, some people slide through on wit, courage, and good will.
Don’t let the giant corporations win. Use your power as a consumer to support your local bookstore. It is a community hub, a reading spa, a place to express your beliefs and have your voice heard. Here is the profile of Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, New Jersey.
It’s 1960s, even 50s, East Village slightly subversive chic.