Published 10/1/2008 at 6:00 p.m. 1 comment
I have a new heroine. She’s feisty, quick-witted, and fearless. Confronted with an impossible task, she forges ahead. Knocked to the ground, she springs up again. Whine? Never. Cry? Not in public. Scream? Maybe. She’s a woman after my own ...
Published 9/3/2008 at 6:00 p.m. 0 comments
We leave the highway and bump along a sandy track into another era. There is a timelessness here, a sense of lives well lived and histories preserved in this beach house by a New England bay.
Tragedy and Tribute
Published 8/6/2008 at 6:00 p.m. 2 comments
Midpoint by Stephanie Piper: I pass it on my way to work every day, the stone sign on Kingston Pike now heaped with flowers and balloons and handwritten tributes. Two weeks ago, it simply marked a church, a place of ...
Published 7/9/2008 at 6:00 p.m. 2 comments
Midpoint by Stephanie Piper: Here is what I used to think: that I would always feel 26. Or even 35. I rejected the relentless march of time. Blessed with good health and a family tree of vigorous, long-lived women, I ...
What Falls Away
Published 6/11/2008 at 6:00 p.m. 0 comments
Midpoint by Stephanie Piper: In search of the ultimate blunt cut, I strayed up and down Kingston Pike to a string of different salons and a parade of different stylists. Some of them were good and some of them were ...
Published 5/7/2008 at 6:00 p.m. 0 comments
Midpoint: I am an amateur gardener, a hit or miss tiller of the soil. I may talk the talk about bone meal and mushroom compost, but don’t quiz me too closely. My successes are more likely to be accidents than ...
In the Clear
Published 4/9/2008 at 9:00 p.m. 0 comments
Midpoint She was everything that I am not: raven-haired, practically weightless, indomitably perky. Sweet-tempered. Obliging. Patient. If she hadn’t been a cocker spaniel, she might have been real competition for me. What woman could stand comparison to another female who ...
A Room of One’s Own
Published 3/13/2008 at 11:24 p.m. 0 comments
You know you’re getting old(er) when The Big New Thing is something you remember as a perfectly ordinary feature of everyday life. It makes you wonder if there really are only about 10 major ideas that govern human existence, and ...
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Hearts and Flowers
Published 2/14/2008 at 6:15 p.m. 0 comments
It’s Valentine’s Day, which ranks right up there with New Year’s Eve on the Great Expectations scale. This is the holiday that transports us back to third grade and the Valentine Mail Box on the teacher’s desk. You remember: Everyone ...
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