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Jul.18.2009
Even if you're too young to remember him as a news anchor, you can read about him in every newspaper and see clips of him on television.   I was just a young girl when JFK was shot, but I remember hearing Cronkite's voice break when he announced the death of our young president.  I remember his...
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Jul.18.2009
Huntington - This is a public thank you for the new notification feature on our blogs.  While I love roaming all the blogs, it's nice to know when someone has commented on a blog and/or commented on a comment.  Thanks again.   
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Jul.03.2009
I'm a writer first, and a reviewer second.  It's difficult for me to imagine the word 'critic' after my name, as in Evelyn Sharenov, 'book critic,' restaurant critic,' theatre critic,' opera critic.'   There is hypocrisy in this - I admit it.  I write reviews and literary criticism for money.  And...
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Jun.21.2009
The Show and Tell Gallery in Portland is running an every-Monday reading+music series.  I've been invited to read on Monday August 10th, 7-8PM.  I pick a co-reader and a musician/s.  My good friend and fabulous writer Megan Kruse will read with me - we'll both be presenting new material.  I'm...
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Jun.16.2009
Before you blog any dirty laundry or post something on Facebook because you're in a snit, read this piece from Time.com: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1904147,00.html?iid=tsmodule
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Jun.12.2009
A short story of mine has just been accepted for an anthology named 'The Wild' - the theme, of course, being the intersection of us with it, or them, as the case may be.  The story has been knocking around for a few months, looking for its proper home. New readings are in the offing - phew - I've...
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May.29.2009
No sooner had I arrived home from Santa Fe than I learned my Facebook account had been hacked, hijacked, rudely taken over by some creepy alien mind.  Hackers need to get a life - wait, I forgot, this is their life.  But what was far worse was trying to close my Facebook account.  I tried to...
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May.29.2009
There is nothing - and I mean NOTHING - quite like the feelings that come on the heels of an energizing writers conference!  I spent a week at the Santa Fe Science Writers workshop - it passed in a blink but felt as if I'd been there a month. First, there's the altitude.  I'm a sea-level gal. ...
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May.21.2009
I'm taking a few moments for myself at the Santa Fe Science Writers workshop.  The schedule is packed with brilliant authors and thinkers - physicists, biologists, neuroscientists.  It's amazing and exciting to be a part of this.  But for a couple of hours, I'm spending some quality time with my...
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May.14.2009
I'm leaving for Santa Fe on Monday; I'm excited to be included in the science writers conference.  I'll be working with some of the best and the brightest in this field - science and health writers from the NYTimes, from the Santa Fe Institute, MIT, Oxford University.  This will be the perfect...
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May.01.2009
Day one and all.  As a former and still proud member of SDS (and office-holder of Hunter College's arm of SDS), I celebrate the announcement of Mark Rudd's memoir in the NYT.  While he is vilified not just as a domestic terrorist but as the man who put the nail in SDS' coffin as the founding...
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Apr.15.2009
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Mother and dog are doing fine.
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Apr.12.2009
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I have a shelf of books I will probably never read - The Art of Racing in the Rain, Merle's Door, The Dogs Who Found Me, From Baghdad with Love, A Three Dog Life, Woof.  I don't know why I buy them, other than as a salute to fine writers, knowing full well that as beautifully written and...
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Mar.29.2009
My mother died of Alzheimer's; it was a long goodbye to a brilliant pianist, painter, businesswoman - a feminist before Betty Friedan gave anyone the go-ahead.  When she left me, she was a mere shadow - not the strong-willed woman with the strong personality I'd known into my adulthood. I live in...
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Mar.22.2009
The other evening I happened to catch a ‘House’ rerun; although I generally avoid this show unless I’m in full-on TV withdrawal, this episode had a terrific storyline to kick off some blog entries on writing the taboo, forbidden and dangerous.     An editor at a party celebrating the publication of...
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