“Smoking with Mom” has been named as a “Notable Essay” in The Best American Essays of 2016.
Ralph essay about his grandmother,
“Edith Tries to Smile,” was published in a recent Antioch Review.
Ralph’s essay about book-signing,
“Inscriber’s Block,” is in the Spring 2016 issue of The American Scholar.
Ralph has been appointed
The American Scholar’s online language columnist. His quarterly column is called “Wise to the Words.” The first entry is on family language can be found here.
At long last …
For years readers of Is There Life After High School? have asked Ralph to do an updated version. Done. It can be found as a Kindle title on Amazon.
“Smoking with Mom”
Ralph’s essay about his mother — “Smoking with Mom” — is in a recent Antioch Review.