The article makes a good case that his work on atomics, photo electronics, and even politics has contributed more to the information age than it did to the atomic age. His work on atomic fission is well known, but some of his most renowned work enabled laser and biochemical advances that have impacted electronics, medicine, engineering, and even the Middle East conflict. His vocal opposition to the Nazi party in Germany resulted in his being condemned in absentia, but he continued his opposition from Princeton University where he taught. He traveled and spoke widely to audiences raising funds and consciousness for the creation of a place for Jews in Palestine.
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I attended Jewish Day school, played in the local parks and frequented the neighborhood candy store. Until high school we lived in a six-storey apartment building overlooking an alley full of garbage cans.
Then we moved uptown to a high rise that had an incredible view of beautiful, hilly Ft. Tryon Park.
I loved to climb rocks and walk around Ft. Tryon with my friends. And I loved looking at the park every day from our big picture window. I grew up in New York City. My parents grew up in Poland. English and History. I wanted to be a famous scientist who discovered the cure for a terrible disease. I did like reading about scientists, their lives and how they made their amazing discoveries.
I loved reading about magical places and exotic lands. I also liked reading about the lives of famous people. I earned a B. I also established school libraries. While I was teaching I began to write and one day I sent a story to bunch of publishers. I live in Toronto, Ontario Canada in a small house with a giant tree. The tree is like a huge sculpture. I live with my husband, Bill and lots of books. We have two grown kids, David and Suzie.
And now we have a daughter-in-law, Tatiana. I read, travel, talk with my friends and family, walk, garden, watch movies, and eat chocolate. I take my big red bag full of paper and pencils and head for a cafe. There I sip my coffee or tea slowly and write. I like the hum of the background noise in a cafe.
I write picture books, chapters books, novels and non-fiction. I like to write in a variety of genres and try something new. But I especially love to write picture books. A picture book says so much in so few words. The best picture books work for kids and adults. They make me smile or laugh and sometimes cry because the stories they tell and the feelings they convey are universal. I also love the way the art weaves together with the words and tells another layer of the story. I like deciding on my own schedule.
I love traveling for research and for presentations in schools, libraries and conferences. I love meeting interesting new people. Many of my stories start from something that happened to me. They were the only two things I ever won in school. Each of my books has started with an experience, a feeling or a memory and then has taken on a life of its own. Like Einstein I believe that mistakes teach you a lot.
I attended Jewish Day school, played in the local parks and frequented the neighborhood candy store. Until high school we lived in a six-storey apartment building overlooking an alley full of garbage cans. Then we moved uptown to a high rise that had an incredible view of beautiful, hilly Ft. Tryon Park. I loved to climb rocks and walk around Ft. Tryon with my friends. And I loved looking at the park every day from our big picture window.
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