Finding love, having baby in my 40s


Summary: In 2003, I am a 39-year-old single newspaper reporter in Dallas. I refuse to consider becoming a mother on my own. Instead, I wish for what seems out of reach. Love, marriage, then baby. I wrote a post a few years ago by request for the website for a book called Three Wishes: A True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak, and Astonishing Luck on Our Way to Love and Motherhood. Below is a link to the piece.

Author Lipman Plays Talk Show Host to Novelist Diamant


It was, as the host billed it, a night to “eavesdrop” on a pair of well-known authors. Tonight, I sat among just 25 people at a Newton, Mass., coffee shop as author Elinor Lipman quizzed fellow novelist Anita Diamant about her new book, Day After Night., an online site about Jewish books, brought the two Jewish authors together after hearing that Lipman, author of many beloved novels, was besotted with Diamant’s new work.

Remembering loved ones: Judaism offers ideas, so do individuals


My eyes welled with tears. I did not know this woman mentioned in our community newspaper, but her effort to remember her late brother moved me. Victoria Arthur, a pediatrician in Lexington, Mass., will run the Boston Marathon this month in memory of her brother, Peter, who died of a heart attack at age 32.

We can run a marathon, we can say a prayer, we can write. There is so much we can do to keep the spirit of a loved one alive. Today and tomorrow, many Jews … Continue reading