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I need to get mildly famous.

Why? I’ve been informed publishers want a prospective author to guarantee she’ll sell 50,000 books. To sell all those books, I have to remove myself from my current status and get famous. That 50,000 standard is somewhat problematic. I suspect … Continue reading

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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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