Blogs From The Community

Better Up than Down the Staircase Pt. II

I make it about halfway down the first flight. I’m embarrassed, without the confidence to continue. Suddenly, one woman loudly exhales and whispers up the …

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Better Up than Down the Staircase Pt. I

“Please go on without me. I’ll see you down in front,” I tell my companions even though I don’t know how I’m going to safely …

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True Anecdote

My true anecdote is this. During the day, I went to the store and bought several items. Included with them was a small square barcode …

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The First Pair

Looking for your glasses, I have become familiar with the floor of your classroom. Squatting by red and blue shelves, I find Scrabble tiles, mostly …

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Aim for the Pocket

Writing without my glasses I can see the blue lines, the white spaces, but the words are blurred, though my pen knows these familiar tracks …

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For the Inventor of Eyeglasses

At the age of six I put on For the first time what you invented, And discovered that trees had leaves, Individual leaves! Since then, …

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David King Dunaway

David is an oral historian and a biographer in print, radio, and podcast. Among other projects, for the last thirty years he has documented the work of Pete Seeger, resulting in How Can I Keep From Singing? The Ballad of Pete Seeger, published by McGraw Hill in 1981 and revised, updated, and republished by Villard/Ballantine, 2008.