ISA HOPKINS

Raconteur. Adventurer. Kimchi Enthusiast.

In Celebration Of Books (And People)

Last night I received a wonderful gift.   Deanne and Irv Bayer lived across the street from my parents when I was born; we moved away a couple years later and then, four years after that, returned to the same street.  They were still there, and my mom still called Deanne her Jewish mother.  I got birthday cards from her alongside those from my actual grandmothers and to think of walking down the.. Read More

Perceiving C-Town

A little bit of a follow-up to my last post: this essay offers a lovely discussion of the ways in which our perception of a place (in this case, Cleveland) can blind us to lived reality.