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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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Plum Island

The sea breeze at Plum Island was cold enough to numb my skin, though the sun was warm. We sat on a log and ate french bread and cheese and grapes. I’d wanted to visit that place for 40 years. … Continue reading

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Tara’s World: On Women & Politics

My daughter recently told me she thought “being the President is so much work. At least if I were the President’s wife I would get to meet Martha Stewart and Oprah. After all, the women have had to pull strings … Continue reading

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Early August Gratitude

I just got back from a month away working on a book project. How wonderful that it’s still summer, and yet I’ve also felt a bit overwhelmed as I try to put my life back in order. This week I … Continue reading

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