Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter recounted the terrible punishment an adulterous woman had to bear. In the mid-19th century the “A” word was for adultery. One hundred and 50 years later the “A” word stands for autism. No red letter is needed. Just look at the red eyes of the parents who [...]
Category Archives: Telling Stories
Penn State is in a sorry state of affairs. Its wildly popular coaching staff has kept devastatingly dark secrets which will collapse the almost greatest college football fiefdom of the century. NCAA football was outed for the taking of money under the table, reported in the October cover story in The Atlantic. Only this time the crime is more [...]
Monday nights are usually reserved for collapse. OR for my husband and office hours for me, we have little energy for much else. Eat, talk, open the mail, and perhaps a chat with a family member or friend.
But this Monday night we ate quickly and went out to the movies. Not to the AMC, [...]
Two seemingly unrelated headlines:
The Aakash Tablet Computer is Available from India for $36!
Court of Appeals Rules Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Created a Hostile Environment.
The world is small, very small. These two events are related. These two extraordinary people are related. By blood.
Suneet Singh Tuli is the inventor of the cheapest computer tablet in the world. [...]
Tragically a Buffalo teen took his life last week. At least at first blush, bullying appeared to be at the heart of the matter, a matter that has no heart.
Thinking back on my childhood, I was definitely bullied. “Fatso and four-eyes,” rang in my ears on a daily basis—on the playground, in school, [...]
With the release of the last Harry Potter movie, everyone is wondering, what will be the next great character to capture the minds and the hearts of (most) young readers (and maybe a few of us not-yet-grown-up older ones.) Well, I think I have found her. Let me tell you about Little Jane Silver.
Yup, you [...]
The word “doula” comes from the Greek. It means, “a woman who serves.” I recently learned about modern day doulas from my MV friend Susan Rosenberg. Working as a post-partum doula, she provides comfort and safety to new moms in the first days and weeks home with a new babe. Extended families once provided the nuturing of a new soul into a [...]
Birthing a 39 Pound Baby—Help Us Launch A Best Seller: GET YOUR WOMAN ON! Embracing Beauty, Grace, and the Power of Women
Yes, finally, it is here. Get Your Woman On is going to press. We are ready to launch. 39 women with a story to tell that embraces inner beauty, grace (usually under tremendous pressures) and what the power of women can do when they just won’t give up. Heady stuff, eh?
Yes, in a way, this [...]
Floods have flooded the news. For those who have fled, their lives drowned in the now unmanageable Mississippi, the rest of the world goes on mostly oblivious to their ruined lives. We see the pictures on TV of the misplaced water; most of us do not see the people hidden beneath its surface.
I met [...]
From Competition to Collaboration to Compassion—Kimber Lim’s Vision for the Women of the 21st Century
By now, are you intrigued? Or maybe skeptical? You might have googled Kimber Lim. Lots of stuff pops up. What she does, what she says, who she hangs with. But what you won’t find are the thousands of women with whom she has connected, coached and brought the tools and the confidence to transform their [...]