A Great City on a Cold Lake:

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I grew up on the outskirts of a once great American city, its population approaching one million people, 7th largest in the nation when I was born in 1957, and today, under 400,000, outside the top 50. In the suburb of Beachwood, I formed an instinctive love for the downtrodden, the maligned, the underdog. The suburb was…



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Judah Leblang

I'm a Boston writer/storyteller. I've written the memoir "Echoes of Jerry,” and numerous commentaries for NPR stations around the US. More at judahleblang.com