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Real Life Returns

Real Life Returns I’ve just finished writing and footnoting an article, exploring new territory, with potential impact in a controversy that’s been roiling opinion-shapers for decades.  Tonight I sent it to an editor at an influential journal of opinion who … Continue reading

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“Peace”

“Peace” Peace! Who doesn’t want it? (Well, lots of people, apparently.) More to the present point: in what ways have I shown a preference for peace, and what’s the peace story for me now? When I was sixteen, I spent … Continue reading

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“Keeping Promises”

“Keeping Promises” As a little girl, one of my vivid memories of being caught in the wrong belongs to the gift a camp counselor once gave me. This gift-giving happened the last day of the season of the Day Camp … Continue reading

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“Kid Stuff”

Illustration by Kurt Wiese in  All The Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling “Kid Stuff”  In The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir writes that women often preface a remark or opinion by saying, “when I was a little girl,” when what … Continue reading

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