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Writing from the Heart: Writing about life

The renowned poet Marie Howe wrote a gorgeous poem titled “What the Living Do.” In it she cites all the ordinary, everyday things that...

Writing from the Heart: Spaghetti zen

Whenever anyone asks me what my favorite food is, my answer has, over the decades, consistently been spaghetti. I don’t know when they started...

Writing from the Heart: Sisters

Last week my sister said, “I’m going to die in 21 days.” If someone tells you they will be dying in three weeks, they’re...

Writing from the Heart: Lessons learned

The day after George Flloyd was murdered by cops, I drove by Beetlebunng Corner and saw my friend, Dana Nunes, standing holding a sign...

Writing from the Heart: To Jeff Bezos

Dear Jeff (Bezos): Not sure why I felt the need to say your last name. You certainly must know mine. Loved my last order of those...

Domestic Disturbances: Me and my garden

Everyone knows about the early panic buying at the beginning of COVID-19: the toilet paper, the yeast, the flour, the butter, but I just...

Writing from the Heart: Finding a sliver of joy

It’s in the middle of the Black Lives Matter protests and COVID-19. I’m trying to get my heart reopened. I turn on NPR, and...

Bedside Table: Nancy Slonim Aronie

This is not my bedside table because it is too cold for us to read in bed. But it’s where the books and magazines...

Chilmark: The return of nature

This is the breathtaking season on the Vineyard. Not the normal breathe-in, breathe-out kind of breath, but the gasp that knows something magical is...

Chilmark: Congratulations Jennifer LoRusso and Joel Glickman

Valerie has given me the honor of writing this week’s and next week’s columns. So bear with me, please. When people ask for a description...

Hanging out the laundry — just the tops

In the middle of the writing workshop I lead, I was just about to give the group another prompt, when suddenly a helicopter, flying...
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