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Writing from the Heart: Budding artist?

I hope you all get to age 82. For those of you who have passed this ancient number, you might know what I am...

Writing from the Heart: Aging is a full-time job

Aging is a full-time job. I thought of that as a title while trudging through the woods yesterday. I say trudging because hiking is a...

Writing from the Heart: Different isn’t weird

The other night at a small dinner, one of our friends said she had just come back from Charlottesville, where she attended her 20th...

Writing from the Heart: Opposites attract

We've all heard the expression “opposites attract,” and I have to admit that my husband and I are almost the perfect example of that...

Writing from the Heart: Don’t jinx it

When I got married, my husband wasn't into sports — playing or watching. He didn't know the NBA from the NFL. And I loved...

Writing from the Heart: Christmas envy

Every year at this time ever since I’ve been a writer, I have written about my Christmas envy. How I wished I could go...

Writing from the Heart: Impermanence

My teacher, Ram Dass, used to tell a story about a guy who had a painting of a sunset. Most of the painting is...

Writing from the Heart: Now is the time

Many folks who take my Writing from the Heart workshop say they have been technical or medical writers, and just want to try being...

Writing from the Heart: And what does she do?

Yesterday I changed the toilet paper roll for the first time in 20 years. No, we haven't been using the same original roll for...

Writing from the Heart: Wishes aren’t warnings

“Be careful what you wish for” has been rolling around in my head forever. Because the way people would say it sounded as if...

Writing from the Heart: The middle way

Many, many years ago, I went to a meditation retreat, and at the end, we all lined up and one by one we each...

Writing from the Heart: Good enough

“What other people think of me is none of my business.” A mantra I repeat now and then, just to remind myself to be myself....

Writing from the Heart: Slow down, Turbo

My son Dan used to look at me with a cute grin on his face and say “Mom, slow down, Turbo!” It became a...

Writing from the Heart: Right ranting

WHY AREN’T PEOPLE RUNNING  DOWN  THE STREETS MUTTERING? WHY AREN’T THEY OUTRAGED”!! What is wrong with people!!! So you already know this is my husband’s...

Writing from the Heart: Compassion fatigue

A few years ago, a friend of ours was diagnosed with a rare blood disease. We didn’t even have to do a meal train....

Writing from the Heart: RIP, Alan Arkin

Was this the summer you did the stupidest thing ever? No? Well, it was for me. I wrote a two-page letter to Alan Arkin. That...

Writing from the Heart: Life goes on

I was going to start a piece with the following: I thought I couldn't live without Arnie Reisman. Paul Selwyn. Bob Dente. My son Dan,...

Writing from the Heart: Ancestors

I want ancestors. Well, obviously I have some. Everyone does. But I want to connect with mine. I want to see them. I want...

Writing from the Heart: Learning what ‘hard’ really is

Many years ago, I was on the beach with my husband, who was reading an article in Newsweek. “Listen to this,” he said as...

Writing from the Heart: Chilmark fantasy

I am sitting on the outside patio at the Chilmark Tavern, happily devouring my Middle Road Honey and Citrus Panna Cotta, when Jenna comes...