A family recipe, a childhood memory, a Depression-era handout
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Rich Bellis lives in New York City and is a senior editor at The Wall Street Journal. His work includes New Territories, a chapbook on Hong Kong’s political crisis, and articles in Fast Company and The Atlantic. You can follow him on Twitter: @mr_bellis.
In the video he is an energetic storyteller relating episodes of great violence in a can-you-believe-it tone better suited to recounting a kooky incident out running errands. There is also the Yiddish tide of his syntax, which deposits nouns in unexpected places, like a rocking chair found sitting on the roof of a toolshed after a flood.