Gifts for Gifted Children

Alfred Eisenstaedt, Children at a Puppet Theatre, Paris, 1963

Each summer I teach creative writing classes at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. It’s a wonderful job for many reasons: my colleagues are uniformly, eccentrically brilliant, I’ve taught at campuses all over the country, from Los Angeles to the U.S. Virgin Islands Continue reading

Painting Hindu Light Lamps

slide_330710_3261475_freeAn Indian potter paints earthen lamps ahead of Diwali, or the Hindu festival of lights, in Amritsar, India. Hindus light lamps, wear new clothes, exchange sweets and gifts and pray to goddess Lakshmi during the festival