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Gayle's Latest Blogs

Oct.27.2011 - 12:48 pm
I first read Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience when I was a junior in high school. It electrified me. I remember writing in my journal “After reading Thoreau, I realize I don’t have to...
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Aug.30.2011 - 11:26 am
Like most Americans, I am thrilled about Chicago’s new Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. I have been reading eagerly about its design, its landscaping, its emotional and...
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Apr.28.2011 - 11:01 pm
Thanks to Red Room, I have another piece out in the world--an essay about my utterly unexpected adventures as Annie Oakley in a community theater production of Annie Get Your Gun...
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Apr.27.2011 - 5:43 pm
The royal wedding honestly had only been on my radar in a peripheral way, but then Gina at Red Room invited me to write a piece on Kate Middleton's "last night of freedom...
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Comments from Gayle

Mar.18.2009 - 1:03 pm
In response to: Transcript of my Speech at Bill's Memorial
Ericka, this made my heart both ache and soar. Thank you for sharing your wise, tender, beautiful words. xo gayle
Feb.16.2009 - 4:30 pm
In response to: Rough Notes from the Land of Grief
Thank you for sharing your experience and your pain. I am sending you love and adding my hand to the string that holds...