Twixtujons is for everyone. It's for new teachers, who may learn from my mistakes, and for veteran teachers, who will identify with them and laugh. For the wider audience who remembers, vividly or vaguely, its student days from one side of the teacher's desk, Twixtujons presents the point of view from the other side. Ultimately, I wrote Twixtujons for myself to recollect the happy rush of experiences with the myriad suburban teenage voices of thirty-two years in the Yonkers and Eastchester Public School Districts in Westchester County, New York.
Everyone has light and dark back-in-the-day stories. Exhibits. With An Old Man’s Museum under Construction, I built a museum to house mine.
And who knows? At the beginning of the 22nd century, someone may see them and think good stories.
Snapshots in Prose is a collector’s album of evocative tales about Jamie Lachlan’s coming-of-age in mid-20th-century New York when the city was the world of neighborhood movie palaces and black-and-white television, old people leaning on windowsills above and children playing on streets below, and teenagers sitting on stoops and car fenders, listening to rock and roll on transistor radios.