Monthly Archives: August 2011

FRIENDS with money

I find myself struggling lately with the issue of friendship and income. I’m finding it challenging to sort out, emotionally wrapped up as it is with questions about life choices, self-esteem, power, respect and the assumptions we all make. It’s … Continue reading

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FAUX news

You might have read about the flooding in Vermont. For a former journalist, it’s always an interesting exercise to have news from your back yard suddenly go national. This is what’s happening to us this week, as the state’s massive … Continue reading

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FAIR IS FOWL

Figuring out what to have for dinner every night has become an exhausting chore that taxes any brain cells I have left after a 12-plus-hour day. My husband, our primary chef, throws up his hands when we look at each other … Continue reading

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FOUR days

I’ve been finding it a little challenging to take much time off work. Everything I do is on deadline, and even though the little suckers keep getting pushed out, the amount of work I do in a given month doesn’t … Continue reading

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FIRST steps

The very first friend I made my freshman year at Indiana University is arriving in Vermont Labor Day weekend to bring her youngest child to college. She will head east to deliver her daughter to a school half a country … Continue reading

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FINE PRINT, no

I’ve been thinking a lot over the past few days about unconditional love and its ability to transform some of the worst situations imaginable. I wondered, too, if the time could ever come where things just got too tough, too hard, … Continue reading

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