Unusual Teachers

Dear Pop, I’m happy to hear that Thanksgiving went well. I had a great time here as well. Jean and Arthur are amazing hosts. You’re still breaking chops but don’t worry I didn’t eat them out of house and home! I admit it felt strange being in a warm climate for the day, I’m so […]

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Well-Seasoned

Dear Son, Your mother and I hope this letter finds you well. I was surprised at the election results, and I also noticed that extremism was mostly discarded. Of course, it will not go quietly and protecting democracy is an urgent battle right now. No matter which party we belong to or none, the country […]

A New Beginning

Dear Pop, I’m sure you followed the results from the elections last week. The results surprised everyone, but I think we may have seen the beginning of a turn away from the craziness we’ve seen. If we want to preserve the democracy we claim to believe in, then we must protect it at all costs. […]

The More You Know

Dear Son, I hope this letter finds you well. I’m sure IT has it challenges, as does every job, but like Thomas Sowell said, you developed a skill that people are willing to pay you for. Your mother and I are very proud of the man you’ve become. I tried the texting thing but still […]

Past, Present and Future

Dear Pop, I’m glad to hear that everything is good in Brooklyn. I’m doing well too and can’t complain. The weather has been amazing, but it is California so I’m sure you’re not surprised. Our family always loved music, and I think your agreement with Alvera is fair. Both artists are great, but I am […]

Human Nature

Dear Junior, All is well in Brooklyn, and I see you’re doing fine on the West Coast. I had to laugh when you mentioned Love is the Message, your mother always loved that song. She and your sister are hooked on Beyonce’s new album. I agreed to listen if your sister learns about older artists […]

Self-Reflection

Dear Pop, I hope all is well in Brooklyn. Thing are good here as well. I’m sure that you and mom saw things that I could never imagine. But, humans have always shown the ability to stick together during the toughest¬† of times. I hope that applies now as the country finds itself in strange […]

Memory Lane

Dear Son, I hope you enjoyed the beach as much as your parents. How are you doing out there on the West Coast? You’ve asked some interesting questions so this letter might be longer than usual. Oakland is full of history but to answer your question, I can say that those times were scary and […]

Fresh Air

Dear Pop, I hope this letter finds you well. I was at the beach earlier, Rodeo Beach specifically, and the air was stunning. Of course, I still miss Riis Beach but will see it when I come home to visit in the summers. But Pop, there’s something soothing about the beach, and I’m sure I […]

Stay on Track

Dear Son, I’m glad to hear that you’re settling in quite well in the City by the Bay. It’s a long way from Brooklyn but anywhere can be home depending on you make of it. Of course, there’s no city like the Big Apple.¬† Speaking of which, I saw that the transit system here has […]