The Hole in the Wall

The Hole in the Wall

The guidebook promised us the one place in all of West Berlin where no physical barrier existed between the two Germanys. And here it was. Wide enough to allow railcar passage, this singular gap in the famous Cold War all lay at the end of a wide...

Girl Growing

Girl Growing

First published by online literary journal, Herstry. Elise is standing in front of her dresser mirror, a tangerine in one hand, a wad of Kleenex tissue in the other. Her dark-eyed reflection stares back at me beneath a fringe of stylish...

When Walls Fall

When Walls Fall

NPR-San Francisco Affiliate, KQED Radio Perspectives Series Walls – whether meant to keep people out or kept them in, separated and apart – have a way of falling. With the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall at hand, Holly Hubbard...

Acts of Grace

Acts of Grace

NPR-San Francisco Affiliate, KQED Radio Perspectives Series Northern California has been united in tragedy this past week. But it has also been united in something else perhaps bigger than tragedy – acts of grace. Holly Hubbard Preston has...