Category Archives: Vía-logue

Reading and Writing in Nantucket

A few days before the summer solstice, I traveled with a group of women friends to the island of Nantucket for my first visit. We stayed at the  Star of the Sea hostel near Surfside Beach, a 20-minute bike ride … Continue reading

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Three Syllables

BE-TRAY-AL swimming through the deep waves breaking.

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Too Late for a Lifetime

I have been divorced twice and in love more times than I dare to admit. My mother has been married to the same man for over 60 years. I grow older and the road narrows. I have fewer choices now … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Whales

There have been many times in my life when I believed the main reason I was put on this earth was to learn patience. Often, the second I walk out the door following a job interview, I long desperately to … Continue reading

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Will You Still Read Me When I’m 64?

I admit I have not done any statistical research, but it seems to me that there are many more contests, periodicals, agents and publishing companies out there looking for new young writers than new old writers. I’ve heard it said … Continue reading

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Labor of Love

I’ve been in and out of the labor force for many years—as a writer and a teacher, a fundraiser and a program director. I’ve worked in architecture and graphic design, I’ve built houses and cleaned them, baked bread and made … Continue reading

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Let Me Slip Into Something a Little Less Comfortable

As members of the U.S. Congress play chicken, glaring at each other across the aisle, more people will experience the day-to-day crisis of lost wages and income insecurity. If Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling by mid-October and the … Continue reading

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