Tag Archives: Gabby Giffords

Protect kids, not guns!

For the first time in years, I wish I were back in a high school classroom, working together with teenagers who are taking a stand against gun violence, understanding the heinous misinterpretation of the 2nd Amendment. Here’s what I can’t … Continue reading

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Aphasia: Loss of language, not intellect

Leaving happy hour tonight with a couple of 40-somethings, I noticed a bumper sticker I had never seen before. “Aphasia: Loss of language, not intellect.” As I’m pushing 70, this appeals to me. I’ve had three brain glitches in my … Continue reading

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Welcoming 2013

Life keeps turning. But there’s still so much I don’t know. Why does this Christmas cactus bloom at the same time every year? Where do our memories go when we grow old? Dan’s father says the worst thing about being … Continue reading

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New England Proud…Arizona not as much

It’s 11 days after the election and Arizona’s Second Congressional District race has finally been called for Ron Barber. It was a close race between Barber and Republican Martha McSally, but that’s not why it took so long to count … Continue reading

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Born to Run

Gabby looked tired. She looked sad although she smiled and subjected herself to hundreds of people taking pictures. She was born to run. U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, who won a special election to take her place in the House, noted … Continue reading

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America, America, wherefore art thou?

Brook’s “Paradise Lust” is getting great reviews. Ethan arrives in Houston this weekend to start grad school at Rice. Dan and I are doing fine. But America? That’s another story. Without jumping on the disbelief bandwagon about our politics getting … Continue reading

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Home is where you belong

Home can be more than one place. At least it is for me. Such a warm feeling for Gabby Giffords who’s home in Tucson for the weekend, the first time since being shot in the head on Jan. 8, nearly … Continue reading

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