Mike Fink
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I spend the summer months in a magical realm I call “Middlebridge” – it sounds like a mythical place resembling the title of an English novel of long ago, but it is a plain and … more
Our new year and Sukkot come early this year, since we are a moon community, not sun-worshippers. The moon is our neighbor, a pale pal fairly easy to reach in this century. That’s my … more
I’ve been trying to collect a few fine moments from this summer – with the pleasant prospect that August may add to my treasures. We spent an early June weekend in Chatham, on Cape … more
If there’s one thing I hate, it’s when a broadcaster says, “here’s some Beethoven FOR YA!”  It’s that fake friendly intimacy I find condescending and all … more
“Moe” was born in London – in Whitechapel – in 1904.  His father had hiked across Europe, a “foot-goer” among a generation of migrating scouts in quest of work … more
In my school days, we had to learn poems by heart and then recite them by rote on the auditorium stage.  I remember Ralph Waldo Emerson’s ode to the month of May, “The … more
Here’s hoping that one or more of the customs of Lag B’Omer fit my past, present and planned projects. It’s a holiday known for bonfires and weddings and ... haircuts. Once upon … more
I first set foot in Israel during its Bar Mitzvah year, and since then, I have identified with the maturity of its status.  I wrote about that visit and voyage for the Rhode Island School of … more
Esther Safran Foer has written what she calls a “post-Holocaust memoir,” titled “I Want You to Know We’re Still Here.” I teach a book that her son Jonathan wrote … more
She was the family beauty, the winner of the prize for being the prettiest girl in her high school graduating class in Montreal.  She was the only, lonely child of my mother’s eldest … more
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