Category Archives: courage

“I Can’t Be in Class with Men,” she says.

IT HAPPENS EVERY AUGUST, when the refugee mothers who no longer need child care in order to attend English class (because their youngest enters Pre-K) “graduate” to classes in the main building. There, classes are tailored to specific levels – beginner, … Continue reading

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Retiring from Writing

PRESS RELEASE August 11, 2016. Today I quit writing. Correction: Today I am retiring from writing. But one does not retire from writing the way one retires from so many other types of work. If I was a sculptor, I … Continue reading

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While Praying, I am Reminded

WHILE PRAYING for the world, I am reminded of someone I need to make peace with. And what does it say, if while offering your gift, you remember? To first go and be reconciled. I prefer to stay and pray, … Continue reading

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