Theatre is My Yoga

Theatre is My Yoga

Those are the words my daughter volleyed back when I asked if we might want to cut down on her theatre (yes, passive-aggressively) and what I learned prompted my latest article for Your Teen for Parents.  It was so reassuring to see the hearts,...

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Muse of Long Forgotten Mothers

Muse of Long Forgotten Mothers

In honor of Mother's Day on Sunday, May 12th, I turn this week's post to novelist Janet Benton, author of Lilli de Jong, a work of historical fiction I recommend. I ran an interview with Janet for my series upholding women who carve brave paths...

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Muse of The Woman Citizen

Muse of The Woman Citizen

In continuing my coverage of Women's History month, my muse this week is a family picture. My great grandmother on my mother’s side, Frances Nelson Tillman (1880-1957), with whom I share my August birthday, was an ardent suffragette. And like me,...

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Hearing Theresa

Hearing Theresa

“Our archives are treasure troves - a testament to many lives lived and the complexity of the way we move forward. They contain clues to the real concerns of day-to-day life that bring the past alive.” ― Sara Sheridan I now think of my great...

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Muse of "That Woman" Ambition

Muse of "That Woman" Ambition

This week my muse is a question. Will a woman ever be elected president in the U.S.? Is it true that the same assertiveness we applaud in men, we often cringe at in women as political journalist Maggie Astor suggested last week in “A Woman, Just...

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Micro New Year’s Resolutions

Micro New Year’s Resolutions

“Resolutions are simply cheques that men draw on a bank where they have no account.” - Oscar Wilde Call me cynical, but this snarky Wilde quote mocking the futility of resolutions did my heart good during this ride around the New Year’s merry go...

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Christmas Past

Christmas Past

“I will live in the past, the present, and the future.”  - Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol is a performance my daughter and I see every year in the rushed month of December.  Sure, we know every scene and all of the songs by...

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