Thanks to my daughter, Yael, I am taking time this summer to finally tackle a project I have been putting off for years: getting my older writing clips sorted, organized, inventoried and digitized. In the old days, I carefully kept all my clips in binders. Well, those binders have been moldering for decades, and while I knew I didn’t want all that paper, I still wanted a record of what I had done.
Like any good organizer, Yael forced me to make decisions about what to keep and what to toss. Using a Google scanner app, she took excellent snaps of most of my old work, and it felt great to throw out one of my fat binders on the road to a digitized record of the early years in my career. It’s also fun to spend time together this way, before she returns to her teaching job in the fall. Yes, that’s my beautiful daughter in this photo, with her husband, Yonah, otherwise known in our house as “my favorite son-in-law.” (I also have three favorite daughters-in-law, fortunately for my three sons!)
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