As I sit writing in the pre-dawn, a blessing arrives: the sound of raindrops on my patio roof. I’m struck by inspiration: how beautiful it would be to feel the drops on my skin. I set my notebook aside and open the front door, but there’s a problem.
Anne Helen Petersen wrote a book about unruly women because she regrets having grown up ruly. She wants to encourage us to be brave, because she was not.
If you’re younger than eighty, you might be in for a pleasant surprise as to what lies ahead. [Read more…]
If you’re like me, you keep a journal. Actually if you’re like me, you have over 30 years of journals, stored in boxes in the garage. What do you plan to do with all that material? What if you don’t want people to see them, but you drop over dead and there they are? What if your state secrets get into the wrong hands?
When I was a young person I would watch older people get together and talk, and I saw they frequently talked about their maladies. I thought, “How boring!” You probably did, too. [Read more…]
In 2000, Hillary was running for senator. While she ran around NY state campaigning, the wisecracking journalist and historian Gail Collins followed her. [Read more…]