Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Writer, fueled by coffee

22 April, 2016
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From Awkward to Awesome

For those of us who grew up in the 80s and early 90s, the brainy Encyclopædia Britannica kid from the tv commercial was an iconic image of what a nerdy kid looked and sounded like. For those of us who … Continue reading

6 January, 2016
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On New Years, Faraway Friends, and Fairy Tales

They take their mugs, then their seats, and fill the room; the empty chair holding everything they do not say. Until she speaks to raise a mug and, in remembering, cracks the silence, spills everything, and takes them back with, … Continue reading

25 June, 2014
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The Importance of Librarians: The Alexandria Still Burns Project

When I was growing up, the Chicago Public Library on Narragansett, the West Belmont Branch, was my library. It wasn’t a large branch; I quickly graduated to adult books in my early teens, and then devoured the reference section for anything … Continue reading