Mike Fink
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He strolled around the block and noted the trees, the bugs, the birds and the beasts, and he kept a journal of seasonal surprises or reassurances. Scott J. Turner then turned his observations into a … more
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
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