Poetry for the Grieving

An interesting piece by Joy Katz at the Poetry Foundation website: can poetry comfort the grieving? Poetry felt drained of its possibilities by the time I stood graveside. My disorientation with language was complete as my mother’s coffin was being lowered into the ground and the rabbi read out her name: Elaine. Elaine. Something seemed [Read More...]

Road Trip! (Food)

With the holidays just around the corner, a lot of us are getting ready to make the trek to see far-flung friends and family. But road trip food can be kind of, well, awful. Never fear: the lovely magazine Kinfolk is publishing some road trip recipes, designed to make your travel a little less greasy [Read More...]

What It Means to Be Here

My father passed away suddenly, almost seven years ago, not long after his forty-seventh birthday, due to complications from an aggressive form of leukemia. I miss him every day, but one of the things I wish I’d had time to do was hear more of his stories. Though on paper his life looks fairly conventional–grew [Read More...]

Thoughtful Reflections on Work and Family

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If you ever tagged along when your father went to work, if you ever think about how your work life has been impacted by your family, or if you are a parent who wonders how your own work might touch the lives of your children, I strongly urge you to read a thoughtful and moving [Read More...]


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