"In the Fall of 2016 I created a memoir writing class at the JCC. Dr. Howard R. Wolf was our mentor and we had seven people set for 12 sessions, writing their memoirs. The class was called Word Weavers and Howard published an anthology of our collected stories. This year I created another course, called Travel Loggers and we've had eight people. I'm really proud of bringing these people together and the work we've created."
"My mother used to say to me, Orson, don’t forget to comb your eyebrows."
"I have been interested in getting back to writing for a long time. Most of the writing I've done over the years is technically esoteric. I really wanted to write about some of my relatives including a cousin on my mother’s side who was a portrait artist to the New York City athletes in the 20s and 30s. This is something really for myself. I really enjoy doing it – it’s painful but I really enjoyed doing it."
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"I’ve recently retired and since then, I have enjoyed coming to the JCC because I’m involved in adult education programs - last year I joined the Word Weavers and have been writing a story about my life. It’s called Love Lost and Found, a Fairy Tale."
"When I retired the JCC filled a big hole in my life and I've met wonderful extremely helpful people."
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