I was hunched over my laptop at Starbucks at the only table available – right next to the sugar/creamer/napkin stand. I’d been driven out of my house by another neighborhood power outage – third time this month – and while I appreciated the electric company’s many advance warnings (automated phone calls and a postcard in the mail: “There will be[…]
Anoek van Praag – Guest Blogger Today I was having morning coffee in the neighborhood with some friends when the subject of body/mind illness came up. I am always surprised when folks talk about body/mind only – where is the soul? Or the heart? Or the subconscious? It is still amazing to me that most people are so[…]
I just discovered this website for over-50 women and men, published by Beth Portolese. I love her tagline, “Middle Age is the Cocktail Hour of Life!” She features fifty-friendly articles on anything and everything of interest to those over 50 and, as she says, those who will be over 50 one day. Check it out!
Linda Lowen – Guest Blogger In the 1950 noir classic Sunset Boulevard, all-but-forgotten silent movie star Norma Desmond anticipates a comeback and prepares for the moment the cameras are on her. That premise gave actress Gloria Swanson one of the best lines ever uttered on film: “All right, Mr. De Mille, I’m ready for my[…]
Sherry Amatenstein’s most recent article on Your Tango deals with domestic violence – the factors leading up to it and the healing that must follow. Read her full article here: What We Still Don’t Understand About Domestic Violence
Anne Perry – Guest Blogger ‘Ripped from the Headlines’ sounds rather visceral, doesn’t it? But isn’t that what stories should be? Full of brains, heart and guts! But where to get the core of the idea to start with? The ‘news’ is full of them. All you need is the seed, just the very beginning. We[…]
Victoria Zackheim shared this with me – a letter she received after she and Anne Perry performed their event “In Discussion” at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference (SiWC) a while ago. Victoria and Anne will be bringing “In Discussion” to the opening night at each of our retreats this October. The letter: I didn’t take notes,[…]