Tag Archives: America

Madam Vice President

Nina Simone singing “Feeling Good” in 1965 feels like a fine way to celebrate the United States of America finally making good on one of its many promises. “Birds flying high, you know how I feel Sun in the sky, … Continue reading

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New favorite podcast: Hope Through History

I am listening to the podcast HOPE THROUGH HISTORY on my walks, in order to remind myself of the America I love and which is worth fighting for, but more for the reminder that there have been and will continue … Continue reading

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New column: “We give thanks in spite of ourselves”

Happy Thanksgiving, dear reader friends! I hope you are all celebrating today, and this week, with the people you love. Since childhood, Thanksgiving has been special to me. But I’ve struggled with the roots of the Thanksgiving story–mostly, with what … Continue reading

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New column: “Where have ‘social graces’ and ‘common courtesy’ gone?”

Lately, the world has felt more than a little bit mean. I miss social grace and common courtesy: the way we’re supposed to act towards each other, as fellow humans on this good earth. So that’s my newspaper column this … Continue reading

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New column: “What I’m reading and watching this winter: ‘Finding Your Roots’ and more”

Hi, folks. Last week, I mentioned somewhere and to someone that the week had been a doozy. This week heard me say it, and is currently laughing in my face. We are battling influenza, lost gemstones, children staging WWIII instead … Continue reading

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New column: “On Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the words of others”

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Today, my column is about this wholly American day, how we celebrate, its complications and joys, and what others have had to say about it over the years. I sure hope y’all enjoy it. As for … Continue reading

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