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Working on To Kill the Other took me places. No, I didn’t really travel by foot or plane, but I read as much as I possibly could. Hoped to understand something I couldn’t even name—a new culture, and a religion largely unknown to me called Islam—something that appeared to be elusive, strange, and deeply foreign.     I started […]

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In this video I am reading an excerpt from “To Kill the Other.” The reading took place at a friend’s house on November 19th, 2011. The excerpt pertains to the shipyard workers uprising in Gdansk and Gdynia in December 1970. As a six year old boy, Marek witnesses his mother’s death. He learns that the […]

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On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania we honor the memory of those who lost their lives on that day and we remember those whose lives were changed forever because of that loss. The memories of the attacks are fresh and vivid for many — we remember […]

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A question of killing: Howard County author searches for an answer by Lisa Kawata Howard Magazine hit a record for social media activity with this article.  You can find the link: here.        

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I had an interesting conversation with a friend yesterday. She said she has tried to leave her iPhone at the hotel room, where she was staying, and go to the beach with just a book in her purse but wasn’t able to do it. I had the best intentions to disconnect myself from the world […]

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The Wall Street Journal recently published an article, Jewish Donors Warn Obama on Israel, by Laura Meckler.  An interesting article on a burning issue sparked more than 1,100 comments. Here is the exchange I had with one of the readers. The spelling, grammar, and wording is the same as it appeared on the Wall Street […]

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One might say that living a bilingual life offers enriched experience, but I say it also brings confusion and struggle during the first years of learning, especially when the second language enters someone’s life in the second or third decade. I am not sure if there is a moment when two different languages can merge […]

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It’s been a hectic end-of-semester time, but — finally! — here are all the video excerpts from the May 1, 2011, book launch party for To Kill the Other at my home. Warm thanks to everyone who attended, especially co-publishers of the Little Patuxent Review, Mike Clark and Tim Singleton. Your energy and support is […]

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In an eerie coincidence Osama Bin Laden was killed on May 1st, the same day as the launch of my novel, To Kill the Other, which is based on the attacks of 9/11. The coincidence became the reason for people to contact me and ask questions. Here are my reflections: It’s hard to disagree with […]

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