“In the Heights” has dual meaning in my life. One is about sheer fun. The other is a first step on a lifelong journey.
Category: Chapter 2
No Hablo Español
Howdy girls and boys. In the previous episode (The Phone Call That Changed My Life) you learned about my NYU acceptance interview. It ended with the Dean saying . . .
The Phone Call That Changed My Life
Mom and dad had their hearts set on my going to college. Me, not so much. I had my heart set on buying a motorcycle and riding across the country.
You’ve Got a Lot Of Brass, Young Man
Our Queens New York High School concert band was once city-wide champion—but that was long before my tenure. Truthfully . . .
The Brainiacs Teach Me a Lesson
We Jewish High School kids self-selected into mainly two groups: college bound and juvenile delinquents (JD for short). There were also some loners here and there. (I’ll have more to say about a couple of those in a moment. Stay tuned.) . . ..