Cancer Course: A Sonnet Sequence

By Gale Lederer   #1:  PAWS IN THE AIR:  A SONNET (Written after my breast cancer diagnosis) Must I then lie on my back and wait Whimpering, with all four paws in the air? Or, Karamazov-like, rail against fate, And scorn this travesty—oh, so unfair!— Called “life?”  We’re thinking reeds, poorly made, Soft and weak […]

Something Happened

By Tamim Ansary Something interesting happened in a memoir writing workshop of mine, which I run through the Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning at U.C. Berkeley.  You have to be at least fifty years old to join this program, but you can be any amount older.  One guy, for example, was ninety-something and writing about […]