The New York Series, Part V

Excerpts from Formative: A Reconstruction of the Years That Changed EverythingThe following is the fifth part in The New York Series, a piece I’ve been working on that tells the stories of my grandparents and myself. If you’d like to start from the beginning, click here!Photo by rawpixel.com on UnsplashKathleen, September 1963Kathleen was exhausted. As she... Continue Reading →

The New York Series, Part IV

Excerpts from “Formative: The Years That Changed Everything”Here we are, at one of my favorite parts in the story of my grandparents! The following is the (TRUE!) story of how they met. Valentine’s Day. School dance. 1963.Want to know what happened before this? Catch up here.Photo by Andrew Knechel on UnsplashKathleen, February 1963Kathleen had finally made it... Continue Reading →

The New York Series, Part III

Excerpts from “Formative: The Years That Changed Everything”Photo by Samuel Zeller on UnsplashA little confused? Want to read the first two parts? Catch up here.Tommy, March 1961He felt suspended, on edge, hopeful. A few weeks ago he found out that somehow, he’d managed to score well enough on the SAT to get a tuition waiver from New... Continue Reading →

The New York Series, Part II

Excerpts from “Formative: The Years That Changed Everything”Part II already? A little confused? Maybe you missed Part I? Catch up here.As mentioned before, the following is digital excerpts from my largest body of work to date, “Formative: The Years That Changed Everything.” This is highly personal, heavily researched, and illustrated best as a conversation with... Continue Reading →

The New York Series, Part I

Excerpts from “Formative: The Years That Changed Everything”Courtesy of UnsplashGraduations, weddings, children, new careers: life’s grand scale begins to shift and change in your twenties. Decisions that are seemingly small ripple in echoes across decades, imprinting on a life.In this story, we’re all in our twenties. It’s the first question I asked each of my grandparents:... Continue Reading →

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