Category Archives: Paths Crossed

Paths crossed: Al Shanker and some challah dough

Al Shanker was a sexy guy who baked bread. Richard Kahlenberg’s “A School Strike That Never Quite Ended,”¬†opinion piece in the Times reminded me about the 1960’s Ocean Hill-Brownsville public school upheaval, as well as a separate recollection of meeting … Continue reading

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Paths Crossed: The largest musical instrument in the entire universe

I wrote this some years ago. This week, when I read the Times obit for a remarkable man, Dionisio Lind, the singular musician of the largest musical instrument in the entire universe, I felt it was a good time to … Continue reading

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The day I called the NYPD bomb squad

During much of 1995, I was manning the fort at Peter Neufeld’s one-man law office. Peter himself was in Los Angeles most of the time, as part of the O.J. Simpson defense team. Part of my job was answering the … Continue reading

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