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In a previous post I wrote, “I like to think of books as a moveable feast, the finest ones residing with and sustaining us our whole lives. For every memorable time in my life there is an equally memorable book, … Continue reading
Tagged books, Caitlin Moran, feminism, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ken Follet, L. Frank Baum, Maira Kalman, moveable feast, Myla Kabat-Zinn, parenting, Principles of Uncertainty, Roald Dahl, spirit, W.W. Denslow
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I miss my mother today. She has been gone for nearly twenty six years and, though I think of her fairly regularly, I don’t often miss her anymore. The truth is I don’t have the faintest idea what our relationship … Continue reading
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In 1976 a remarkable woman named Gloria Griffin was the DFL endorsed candidate for U.S. Congress in the Second District here in Minnesota. She was an artist, a feminist, and an activist. I didn’t vote for her as I was … Continue reading
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Once, in a fit of maudlin curiosity, I asked my mother if she had wanted me when I was born. She said no. She said she hadn’t wanted to bring another woman into this world. I understood what she was … Continue reading
Tagged Denise Levertov, feminism, Half the Sky, Iggy Pop, Jyoti Singh, Nicholas Kristof, Our Bodies Ourselves, parenting, Sheryl Wudunn, Take Back the Night, Violence Against Women Act, Wells College