Nichole Remmert writes: Hi there – I love your blog and tweets; I remember bits of my own childhood when I read your stuff. My own nagymama died before I ever knew her, when my mom was just 14.  Her father was always at work (and not Hungarian), and The Uncles (her mother’s brothers) saw […]

The Cooties

One morning in first grade, the principal made an important announcement. “There is a severe head lice epidemic,” he grumbled through the loudspeaker. “The nurse will call classrooms in one at a time tomorrow to check for head lice.” Kelly, the pig-tailed girl that hated my guts from the moment she saw me in kindergarten, […]