Tag Archives: Beverly Cleary

From Page to Stage

I spent my formative years in a one-bedroom apartment in Hempstead, circa the ’70s. Television was rarely an option; my TV youth experience was relegated to the PBS kids lineup (“Sesame Street,” “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” and “The Electric Company.”) Here … Continue reading

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The Best Postcard

I was eight years old when I sent Beverly Cleary a very long and urgent handwritten letter, wherein I patiently explained that she and her writing meant – well, absolutely EVERYTHING to me. In my very-best penmanship (which, if you’ve … Continue reading

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Romeo and Juli-Nyet

So today is the last day I can say that I’m in my twenties. I’m 29! There, I said it one last time. Tomorrow I will be thirty! When my mother turned thirty, my dad threw a party for her. … Continue reading

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Salem’s Lot & Sleepless Nights

I have been terrified of horror for as long as I can remember. Ghouls, mainly, when I was younger, scared the heck out of me. And even at five, I could tell that part of vampires’ power came from their … Continue reading

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