Monthly Archives: March 2011

Wildcats Meet Huskies

I’m a fair weather basketball fan. I like the most exciting games, which are usually played during the playoffs. Sometimes in the regular season I’ll turn on a Celtics game to see if I can find my brother, who’s had … Continue reading

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Geraldine Ferraro (1935-2011)

It was 1984. How proud I was that a woman was finally nominated as vice president. How excited I was to hear Geraldine Ferraro speak at an authors’ breakfast at the American Booksellers Convention that year. I was bad. She … Continue reading

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To speak or not to speak

On my walk yesterday morning I passed a young man, probably an African immigrant, starting his day. He’s leaving his sleeping spot, carrying lots of blankets and a water bottle. We pass each other quietly. I wonder if he recognizes … Continue reading

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Letting go — and embracing the ’60s

It’s happening. I’m ready to embark on the last stage of life — no, not death — but the life of a person growing old. I’m ready to leave major organizing and hard work to younger folks. Going gray, which … Continue reading

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Books Win!

I’ve always had my kids, my dear friends and Mount Desert Island family,  and more recently Dan and his family. Now I have my Tucson Festival of Books family. Roaming around the University of Arizona campus, or seeing fellow author … Continue reading

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History/Memoir/Biography at the Tucson Festival of Books!

Our dedicated committee has lined up a stellar roster of authors for this literary weekend that makes Tucson shine. I’m so proud to be a part of it! Thanks to committee members Holly Schaffer of UA Press, Corey Knox of … Continue reading

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I am curious gray

Gray is okay. I’ll be 65 in June, a true senior citizen. What makes me lively, hip and cool isn’t my hair, is it? I don’t want the chemicals seeping into my scalp. I want to save time and money. … Continue reading

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