I believe that while the story structure remains similar to what Artistotle handed down to us, individual stories have a home and that also needs to be discovered. If someone is from an oral culture can their words be contained in a short story or would a play be better? So the audience can actually hear the words rather than their summary. And so on and so forth. In this section I offer a variety of writing samples. I have excluded short stories and published feature stories.
My work has been reprinted in newspapers, and in texts, some of which include: “Choices of the Heart,” Writing on the Stream of Reading, Lewis Meyer, (ed.), D.C. Heath Publishing Co.,1991. This college writing text includes American writers such as Joan Didion, James Baldwin, Annie Dillard and Alice Walker.
Some of my newspapers columns, work that earned me a First Place Award from the New York Press Association, have also been reprinted in book collections. These include: “Notes from the Trial,” Alternative Press Annual, (Philadelphia: Temple University, 1986), “The Afrikaner,” Utne Reader: The Best of the Alternative Press, (October, l985); “Through the Lens of Lewis Hine,” Hastings-on-the-Hudson Historical Society, Fall l984.