Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Pia de Jong

Pia de Jong is a Dutch writer who lives in Princeton. Her memoir, “Saving Charlotte,” was published by W.W. Norton in 2017. She can be contacted at pdejong@ias.edu.

Forever Flowers

The virus traveling among us has revived an almost bygone tradition: sending postcards.

Robbinsville’s Two Temples

There are two temples in Robbinsville: one for spiritual needs, the other for material desires.

The Love Song of T. S. Eliot and Emily Hale

On a rainy morning in early January, the two of us descend into the catacombs beneath Princeton’s Firestone Library to read the most famous sealed library archive in the world.

The Eye of the Hurricane

In Times Square, in the middle of Manhattan, I make my way into the huge Marriott Marquis hotel. I step into a glass elevator, which hangs on the outside of a column in the huge atrium. While we ascend, I get views of different worlds.

Rebooting My Neighbor

He had had a deadly variant of leukemia and maybe a few months left to live. Now there is no trace of the disease

War of the Words

The biggest surprise of this presidential election is that there is no surprise. The country turned out to be exactly as split as it was four years ago.

When the Zoombies Appear

This new world is a bonanza for born voyeurs like me. I can’t get enough of studying all the interiors, the bookshelves, the dogs, the idiosyncratic behaviors.

A Life to Dance For

‘I have only one lesson,’ Roger Berlind told a group of Prince­ton students. ‘Follow your intuition. Do what your heart says.’

On Dickinson

The exhibition I’m Nobody! Who are you? about the poet Emily Dickinson in the New York Morgan Library is deceptively simple. In just a few steps you can cross...

Teaching in America

Is there anything more difficult than being a public school teacher in America? Yes, being a math or science teacher in New York City.