Tag Archives: parenting

Landlords Beware!

Here’s my wonderful house in Southwest Harbor, Maine. I’ve rented it for the academic year and in August for the past 10 years. Fabulous renters have included a Jackson lab scientist from San Diego, a Hungarian College of the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Brains, tradition and family history

Mayim Bialik is intense — and not that different from the geeky scientist she plays on TV’s #1 sitcom  “Big Bang Theory.” I resisted the show for a long time because of its canned laughter, which for me indicates phony … 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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Happy mama, indeed

They say that siblings experience the longest relationship in life. That’s true, but parents inhabit their children’s psyches, and their DNA, forever. My dear son, Ethan, who turned 30 earlier this month, arrived in Tucson last night. He’s finishing a … Continue reading

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Ethan’s 30!

I remember everything about Jan. 6, 1981. It was -20 degrees at 11:47 a.m. Someone was revving a motorcycle engine beneath the window of the Ellsworth Hospital birthing room. I had the flu the night before with a temperature of … Continue reading

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