Other Writing

Excerpts from memoir


The Body Never Forgets: “It was July, the summer before my junior year of high school, and I was staying up late one night, waiting to binge.”

The Liver of a Beagle: “If I hadn’t known before, then I knew on the plane. Everything was different. It was the first time I could remember that I wasn’t afraid of flying. I couldn’t drink, but I didn’t want to. I didn’t even need the alcohol.”


Select articles (for The Associated Press unless otherwise noted)


Nom Wah at 100: a cookbook about a restaurant and community, Nov. 19, 2020

MoMA unveils stunning show of German Expressionism, March 24, 2011

Art in motion: Sonia Delaunay textiles on view, March 18, 2011

Maira Kalman’s work lights up Jewish Museum, March 9, 2011

Guggenheim returns to Its roots, traces collection, Feb. 3, 2011

Elizabeth Catlett’s heroic images on view, Jan. 28, 2011

Curious about Curious George? Swing over to exhibit at Jewish Museum, March 28, 2010

Hopper’s cityscapes and other works on view, Oct. 29, 2010

Houdini’s art and magic on display, Oct. 27, 2010

Social services at risk for older New Yorkers, AARP Bulletin, October 2010

Life and times of ‘a Jewish Saint’, The Forward, May 14, 2010

Trust but verify: If you’re booking a vacation rental online, make sure to ask, March 22, 2010

Indian food curries favor with Americans, Jan. 13, 2010

Hallelujah for Handel’s ‘Messiah’, Nov. 3, 2009

Going back to college, this time just for fun, July 14, 2009

In the lush land of the Finger Lakes, Sept. 6, 2007

Tucson mountain view is great, but watch out for cactus, March 12, 2006

Hmong carry opium habits to their new life in America, Dec. 30, 1987, Christian Science Monitor

Threat to southernmost redwoods seen in nearby clear-cutting, Nov. 18, 1987, Christian Science Monitor

Learning lessons from China’s missionary schools, Nov. 13, 1987, Christian Science Monitor

Wild cattle endanger habitat at state park. Airlift proposed to save animals from being shot, Dec. 31, 1985, Christian Science Monitor