Autobiographical articles

Growing up on the subway

Growing up in New York City was different from the suburbs. We had the city bus system and especially the subway. By the time I was twelve, I could go anywhere in the city by myself -- and did.

The Big Trip

One of the most formative events of my formative years was The Big Trip. In 1951, when I had just turned 10, my family piled into a 1950 Chevrolet 2-door sedan and hit the road for seven months. We went everywhere in North America: all over the United States, most of Mexico, and the Canadian Rockies.

The Tutelman family and music

Music was a very important part of the family I grew up in -- and the family Honey and I raised. I hope that continues into future generations. Here's who played what and why. It's part of an article with a message. The larger message is why it is important for kids to learn to play an instrument.

Total Eclipse

This is written as the whole country is preparing for a rare event, a coast-to-coast total solar eclipse. A total eclipse is rare enough that the media are referring to it as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Yes, I have seen a total solar eclipse, in 1963 when I was in grad school. Here is the story of that adventure.