Monthly Archives: November 2016

For the Week of November 27, 2016: When Life Gets Turbulent

My husband and I spent our Thanksgiving holidays with friends—sharing meals and conversation on Thanksgiving Day, and on Black Friday, ignoring shopping centers to share, again, another meal with our neighborhood friends.  I was grateful for the company, sharing the … Continue reading

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For the Week of November 13, 2016: Sorry, Lester Holt, I’m on a News Diet

The anchorwoman is unsmiling, even somber, for her biggest stories are about death, and even when she has a feature on a twelve-year-old college student or a gorilla who understands sign language, there is something tentative about her relief: she … Continue reading

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For the Week of November 6, 2016: The Necessity of Hope

Hope is the thing with feathers  That perches in the soul,  And sings the tune without the words,  And never stops at all… (From: “Hope is the thing with feathers,” by Emily Dickinson)  We face a presidential election this week, … Continue reading

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