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Mother’s Day is Complicated

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I’m the first to recognize Mother’s Day as complicated. Invented in 1908 by Ann Jarvis to celebrate her own mother, a Sunday School teacher and caregiver of soldiers during the Civil War, Mother’s Day was co-opted by greeting card companies by 1920 and today represents a…By jbadmin|
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This Earth Day, Celebrate our Ultimate Mother

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This essay was originally published on Medium.com. I set out to write a blog for Mother’s Day; all my novels, including my new one, you see, have strong maternal themes. But as I type, I’m thinking too much about Earth Day, and feeling love for our communal mother, Pacha Mama,…By jbadmin|
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Vladimir by Julia May Jonas

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Vladimir by Julia May Jonas I enjoyed the protagonist's perspective so much. In Vladimir, a fifty-eight year old female English professor married to the former head of the department in a small college in upstate New York. Her husband has been relieved of his duties after 8 former…By jbadmin|
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I Came All This Way to Meet You by Jami Attenberg

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I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home by Jami Attenberg This an especially good read for a writer. It is an inspiring story of perseverance from an author I admire. The opportunity to glimpse into her life and professional ups and downs was a treat. I have participated…By jbadmin|
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Small Bites of Fear Each Day

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This essay was originally posted on Medium.com. I have started wondering why I like to ski so much. Yes, it is the beauty of the mountains, the fresh air, the social component, but it’s also because I regularly push myself. Every time I drop in somewhere steep or carve early…By jbadmin|
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Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen

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Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen Crossroads, the first book in the Key to All Mythologies trilogy, is everything I love about Franzen - a big, American, family story. The author commands the luxury of time going deep into the psyches of each member of the Hildebrandt family, all…By jbadmin|
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Eden: A Novel

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