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Judith Hannan

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The Write Prescription: Wanting to wait

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I have spent a lot of time waiting this summer. There have been the usual moments of suspended time — waiting for the electrician...

The Write Prescription: Seeing magic

It’s 5:30 in the morning, and I’m trying to figure out if I want to kayak. The conditions are just the way I like...

The Write Prescription: Dressed for takeoff

Choosing your outfit for an airplane trip in the mid-1960s was a serious affair. Dresses for women, jackets and ties for men. Party clothes...

The Write Prescription: Dog years

I am a sucker for dog videos. My favorite form of procrastination is watching “The Dodo,” which posts clips of dogs being rescued, rehabilitated,...

The Write Prescription: Restless body syndrome

My father was the one who taught me to look at the sky — through the naked eye, through a telescope, through smoked glasses...

The Write Prescription: Separation anxiety

A week after having a baby, my daughter had to make plans to attend a close friend’s wedding. The event was five months away,...

The Write Prescription: Picture perfect

When my younger daughter turned 12, she went to overnight camp for the first time. She had wanted to go since she was 9,...

The Write Prescription: In the face of helplessness

I am feeling helpless. This was not the opening for the column I planned to write this week. While this is a place for...

The Write Prescription: Speak melody

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I was 8 years old the first time I held a flute. I can’t say it was love at first sight. Music lessons were...

The Write Prescription: Taking turns

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I hear the Tinkerbell melody of the washing machine down in the basement. This is the second load of laundry my husband is doing...

The Write Prescription: Follow the leader

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“I’ll change him. You sit,” I said to my daughter who I thought deserved some pampering since the birth of her son two weeks...

The Write Prescription: Between the pages

One of the first rituals of lamentation I indulged in when my older daughter left for college was to rummage in her closet and...

The Write Prescription: The wrong seal

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I used to tell my children a story about a fictitious little girl named Nessa who lived with her mother in a cottage by...

The Write Prescription: The color of sassy

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I am excited and humbled to follow Nancy Aronie, who brought us so many Writing from the Heart stories. That title belongs to her,...