Summary: Educators, lawmakers, parents, and others are trying to do more to help rather than punish preschoolers with the most extreme behaviors. The goal: Prevent expulsions from preschools and day-cares and make life easier for both parent and child.
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.
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.
Jbooks.com, 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.
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 will … Continue reading →
Summary: In search of space and time to work on my memoir, I spent two weeks at novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard’s writer’s retreat on Cape Cod. I wrote about the program in the January 2010 issue of The Writer magazine.
Summary: In Brewster on the Cape for two weeks for a writing retreat, I fell in love with bucolic town and discovered books set there by novelist Sally Gunning. The author gave me a tour — and this travel piece was the result.