Author: Nora H. Caplan

Nurturing Young People’s Potential

One Sunday this past June I decided to check out the farmers’ market in Olney. It was beastly hot and humid, not a good day for browsing, but I parked, gathered up my cane and my shopping bag and set…

Savoring Steinbeck Country

Ever since I read “John Steinbeck: A Writer” by Jay Parini, I’ve longed to visit his literary landscape of Monterey County, Calif. I’ve yearned to see Cannery Row in Monterey, Monterey Bay, and especially Salinas, Calif., Steinbeck’s birthplace and now…

The Way Grandmother Rode

I never knew my Grandmother Nora. She had died more than a quarter-century before I was born, but my mother used to tell me stories about her. One in particular I can still remember: “Your Grandmother Nora rode on a…