Take a Walk in My Shoes

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By Marisa Polansky On the very first day of first grade, my teacher, Miss Cherry, made us introduce ourselves by standing in front of the class and listing our name, favorite vegetable, favorite holiday and favorite thing we owned. I watched as nearly every student declared “a white-bread baby-book name,” “carrots,” “Christmas” and “my dolly.” [&hellip
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Being Young and Jobless in New York

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By Corley Miller My worst New York moment came at 8:43 the morning of my birthday, Aug. 19. I had been a New Yorker for less than 48 hours. Four M trains had passed, and not a single E. I would arrive late for the interview, sweaty and unhappy. Unhired, I would be a disconsolate [&hellip
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