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SharonWalling's picture
Jul.20.2011
There’s something magical about the variety of instruments playing their own charts with the different tonal qualities and basic sounds and coming together in to create the harmony of the score.  Yet, there is something close and personal in a solo performance.  I can enjoy the light chatter of a...
glenda-burgess's picture
Jun.07.2011
Once a wife, now a widow. In my mid-40s, with two young children to raise, I was abruptly a woman with a broken heart, and a broken life. How do we measure loss? Against the size of the hole left in the heart, the space in the bed, the mail that comes to the house addressed to someone who...
ericka-lutz's picture
Jul.05.2010
My most recent Solo column is up at Literary Mama --"The Two-Legged Stool on Vacation." "A couple of years ago in Oaxaca, Mexico, I met a widow in her mid-seventies who was traveling the world with her husband's ashes, leaving bits of them in all the places they'd been together. I...
ericka-lutz's picture
May.30.2010
Hundreds of thousands of readers. Over 500 comments. Fan mail. Blog entries about me. Well, I certainly didn't expect all that, as I sat writing my opinion piece for AOL's ParentDish.  The verdict was mixed: I'm either a wonderful, supportive, wise parent.... or I am decidedly not.  I think the...
ericka-lutz's picture
Apr.26.2010
I have a new column up at Literary Mama… “Traveling alone for the first time since Bill died, I arrive in Budapest, Hungary to teach a one-week seminar at the technical university. I’d planned to fly to Paris after the seminar, and then, four days later, home. But the day after my arrival in...
ericka-lutz's picture
Mar.22.2010
I'm back at Literary Mama with a new column called Solo, about my life as a solo mother after an unexpected tragedy, about my impending solo life as my 17-year-old prepares to leave the nest, and about my evolution into a solo performance artist. My first column is called, "Solo Means You're...
dk-christi's picture
Aug.16.2009
Hurricane season evokes memories that seem as close as yesterday.  I was reminded this morning by an acquaintance who sent me an email about her sister's experience sailing solo in the Bahamas in 1988.  That was the year I was "Lady Ace" as I tumbled off my bunk each morning to...
gayle-hansen's picture
Sep.24.2008
My first solo, long-distance ride on my Harley was all the way up the West Coast via Hwy 1/101 from the San Francisco Bay area to British Columbia. All along the California North Coast (especially in the mornings) I had the feeling that I was riding through a time before before.  I kept expecting...