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Leslie's Latest Blogs

May.03.2011 - 10:49 am
This is the story my father loves to tell: on the journey from North America to Athens, the sky grew dark, the winds howled and the sky opened. While our ocean liner pitched back...
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Jul.28.2010 - 1:26 pm
  Some stories feel rooted to my psyche, as if I’ve always known them.  Like the story of my father’s job interview with the CIA.  I feel as if I was told this story as a young...
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Jun.11.2010 - 5:21 pm
For two years, I’ve lead writing workshops at a homeless shelter for youths aged 18 to 24.  Each time I step into the classroom – two white boards and three tables pushed together...
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May.28.2010 - 1:53 pm
Growing up in a CIA family, I learned to carry secrets without thinking about it.  Whereas my father made a decision and took an oath; I was born into it.  For me it was a matter...
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Comments from Leslie

Jun.04.2010 - 5:41 pm
In response to: Hoarding Our Stories
Maran, I was kneading dough this morning while you left your comments.  Dough that became two deflated loaves on the...
May.28.2010 - 3:28 pm
In response to: My Favorite Bookstore
Anna, I loved the tension in this story - the need and longing for the 'right' book. A book that transcends. How often...
May.19.2010 - 1:35 pm
In response to: Hoarding Our Stories
Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog Christine.  I'm new to Redroom and appreciate your connection!  In answer...