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    Becoming by Michelle Obama (Review)

    “For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.” I have always respected and admired the Obamas, so it’s a no-brainer why I would want to pick up this book! And it didn’t disappoint, though I did have some criticisms of it overall, but more on that later. The book has a three-act structure: Becoming Me (childhood, adolescence, teens, college years), Becoming Us (from the moment she met Barack), and Becoming More (when…

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    An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic – Daniel Mendelsohn (review)

    “The plot of the Odyssey is not long in the telling. A man has been away from home for many years. Poseidon is always on the watch for him; he is all alone. As for the situation at home, his goods are being laid waste by the Suitors, who plot against his son. After a storm-tossed journey, he returns home, where he reveals himself, destroys his enemies, and is saved.” (Aristotle, Poetics) 81-year-old retired research scientist, Jay Mendelsohn asks his son Daniel if he can sign up for his undergraduate seminar on The Odyssey. Daniel, who teaches at Bard College,…

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    Writing in 2016

    2016 has been another good year for me and my writing, and I’m grateful to all the platforms that were willing to publish my work. From flash fiction to short stories to prose and found poems to football pieces and book reviews, there’s a bit of everything in there. Features Capote’s Christmas. Published on Thresholds (http://thresholds.chi.ac.uk/capotes-christmas) – a recommendation of Truman Capote’s short story, A Christmas Memory One of the featured writers for Ink In Third’s Feature Friday series (https://inkinthirds.com/2016/07/22/featurefriday-anushree-nande) Mirror Mirror on the Screen:What Fairytale Adaptations Say About Us. Published on Huffington Post (https://goo.gl/1Zclnz) – a look at fairytales,…

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