Saturday, June 08, 2013

Casual Yiddish

Photo of Milford Sound in New Zealand!

Today at my Columbia alumni fiction group, I got probably the best comment ever on the first chapter of a novel I am working on:

"If your protagonist has a reason for the casual employment of Yiddish, it will need to be explained for the general reader."

You know you're a real New Yorker when casual Yiddish starts showing up in your recreational fiction projects.

En route to the meeting I noticed that on 113th Street someone had the sense to use a chain link fence around a parking lot as a trellis for roses. Oh, Columbia. You're so civilized.

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