Monthly Archives: August 2012

Fifth Grade Separated by Two Generations

(The essay was originally published in the South Coast Insider as: “Fifth Grade Classrooms Gap, Separated by Two Generations,” August, 2012.) I do not remember having a poetry recital in Ms. Macaluso’s 5th grade class in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, … Continue reading

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It Is “All for the Union”

(This essay was originally published in the Newport Daily News, July 26 & 27, 2012, as “R.I. Soldier Was Driven by Sense of Duty,” and “Faith in God, Union Kept Soldier Alive.” Highlighted in Ken Burns’ acclaimed documentary, The Civil … Continue reading

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