My memoir “Myopia” to be published in 2017

Dear Friends and Readers, I am so pleased to announce that IP Books will publish Myopia, a memoir, my family memoir that will be coming out some time in 2017. I promise to keep you posted. Work began on this close to 30 years ago while living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. My mother passed away in 1986, and my father was in his early 90s and dying slowly from kidney failure. The more I thought about my father’s bumpy road from extreme poverty and the pogroms of Russia to the streets of Philadelphia, from working long hours at The Philadelphia Inquirer to creating a private practice in ophthalmology, the more I wanted to know and explore my family. After some years of researching the family history and writing single chapters, I came to work with Thomas H....

Iftar Meal For The Turkish Language Class

Muhsine Aykac and her husband, Salih, hosted an incredible iftar dinner (the meal eaten after sundown during Ramadan) for our Turkish class. Salih’s parents were visiting from Turkey and his anne definitely makes the tastiest grape leaves I’ve ever eaten. Let’s hope that things will calm down over there so we can all go back next year and try all the grape leaves we can find just to be sure.

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