Monthly Archives: January 2016

For the Week of January 31, 2016: Sports, Metaphors & Medicine

Here we go again.  It’s Super Bowl Sunday , and millions of people across the country will station themselves at the television set for the big game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers.  It’s not just the annual excitement of … Continue reading

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For the Week of January 24, 2106: The Other “C” Word

It is in the small things we see it. The child’s first step, as awesome as an earthquake. The first time you rode a bike, wallowing up the sidewalk. The first spanking when your heart went on a journey all … Continue reading

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For the Week of January 17, 2016: Aren’t You Better Yet?

It’s impossible to escape the ongoing tragedies that have become part of the daily diet of the nightly news.  Shootings, car bombing, the terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and San Bernardino, the Syrian crisis.  Even as I turn off the … Continue reading

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For the Week of January 16, 2016: Revising a Life

A few weeks ago, I agreed to do a manuscript consultation for one of my former students.  She is writing a memoir, and in the process, discovering not only how much effort it takes to write a book, but how … Continue reading

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For the Week of January 3, 2016: Clarity

For the past few years, I have followed a practice first introduced to me by a friend and writer.  At the beginning of each New Year, I choose a single word that acts as a goal, one that that defines … Continue reading

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