I arrived at Doctor’s Hospital on east 88th street seventy-seven years ago yesterday. Some days later - maybe four or five since in those days giving birth was a leisurely affair, but in any case past the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima - my mother brought me home to…
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Let's TalkA friend commented recently that seventysomething progressives haven’t fought hard enough to shore up our democracy and foster equality. Accordi…
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We were walking along Main Street in Stockbridge, heading west towards the cemetery, not en route to visit the gravesites of any people who once were…
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Let's TalkIn his remarkable 2011 book Becoming Animal, David Abram coined the term more-than-human world. How have you encountered that world in recent da…
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I have always been intrigued by science. Not the white lab coat kind. Not the kind where the scientist meticulously measures the outcomes of an…
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Let's TalkIf you haven’t yet seen the HBO documentary The Janes, don’t miss it. The film tells the story of a group of women in Chicago in the ‘60s. These…
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I grew up on street corner doo wop and girl groups, but also on Eartha Kitt and Ella and Peggy Lee. The Great American Song Book was my Bible and…
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Let's TalkWhen I was a child in summer camp in the ‘50s, we went on hikes in the Adirondacks. Each little girl carried an empty canteen. When we got thirs…
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