Dressed for a Cause, Part 3 — ‘Women’s Voices for Change’ Celebrates 10 Years
Our luncheon guests glowed with their enthusiasm and support for the work of Women’s Voices. While we were discussing serious matters, we also took note of what they wore for our fun Fashion Friday series. This week, we salute the women who were beautiful models of what the modern, chic, working-woman looks like.
What’s a Working Mother to Do?
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
While working-class families have long needed two paychecks, these days middle-class and even upper-middle-class households cannot get by without both. And many women want to work and have career ambitions equal to, or in some cases, greater than, their husbands.
The Wednesday Five: Fall Memoirs of Note
In this week’s Wednesday Five we share with you memoirs of note by five compelling women—Joyce Carol Oates, Margo Jefferson, Mary Karr, Sally Mann, and Sandra Cisneros.
Anne Hathaway Benefits from Senior Moments in ‘The Intern’
By Alexandra MacAaron
‘The Intern’ examines two fairly complicated subjects: the marginalization of both women and our rapidly aging population.
Days of Their Lives: Sandy Wilbur, Forensic Musicologist
By Deborah Harkins
What IS musical plagiarism? Is a particular number of notes, strung in a certain order, the giveaway? Sandy Wilbur, forensic musicologist, says no; it’s more complicated than that.
A Healthier, More Satisfying Second Half of Life: 5 Tips for Every Woman in Her 40s
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.
This is the second in our series of Medical Monday articles intended to be useful to all our readers, but pointed especially toward those in their 40s. This week, we focus on mental health.
Turning 60 in the Land of Oz
By Eleanore Wells
Once I made the decision to move, I noticed that I approached NYC slightly differently. I stopped looking at two things I typically like looking at: clothing and men. Clothing because, well, I’m throwing things out and not looking to re-accumulate. And the man thing just made sense.
Days of Their Lives—Earth, Fire, Water: Jerolyn Morrison’s Dream Job
By Deborah Harkins
Jerolyn and her fellow researchers tease out the details of the ancient Minoans’ domestic life through piecing together shattered objects, chemical analysis, experiments (like cooking demonstrations), and informed speculation. “We put these deposits together very slowly, very meticulously, to form a story about an archaeological deposit that’s been excavated,” she tells us.
Poetry Sunday: ‘A Bell Buried Deep,’ by Veronica Golos
By Rebecca Foust
What makes this poem so memorable? Maybe it’s the subject I impute to it—loss of a child—and the remarkable way the poem transmutes the speaker’s grief into a life-force of desire for the “you” in the poem, her lover and marriage partner.
Cantor Debbi: Have Torah, Will Travel
By Roz Warren
Where a more traditional cantor might turn down the opportunity to officiate at an interfaith or LGBT wedding, Debbi Ballard’s approach is to focus on the possible. “I‘d rather say ‘yes’ than ‘no’,” she explains. “’No’ ends the conversation. ‘Yes’ begins a dialogue. With ‘yes,’ you leave the door open.”
Fitness Saturday: Avoiding Fitness Trends — Quality vs Quantity
By Jonathan Urla, MFA
It is never wise to sacrifice form or quality of movement at any time during exercise. The science of training shows there are many ways to get the benefits of a time-efficient workout without the injury risk from ill-advised extreme efforts.
Molly Fisk: Pie Chart
By Molly Fisk
In my family, after a certain amount of struggling with Crisco and not touching the dough with our hands, which is what those good Midwestern pie bakers advise, we gave up. The Fisks do not like to struggle.
That’s Why the Lady Is an Ump
By Deborah Harkins
Perry Barber has called more baseball games during her 32-year career than any other woman umpire, and more than a lot of men, too. She means to continue umping as long as her strength and her legs hold up—and goddess help any bureaucrat who tries to keep her out of the game.
Dressed for a Cause, Part II — ‘Women’s Voices for Change’ Celebrates 10 Years
Our luncheon guests glowed with their enthusiasm and support for the work of Women’s Voices. While we were discussing serious matters, we also took note of what they wore for our fun Fashion Friday series. This week, we zoomed in on the lovely arm candy accompanying them—their handbags, purses and clutches.
A Woman Who’s Made a Difference: Mary Palmer, Seattle’s Pied Piper
By Toni Myers
The Global Reading Challenge is designed to include all fourth/fifth graders, not just the avid readers, though they are its biggest cheerleaders. Though it means more work, they love the excitement (as well as the safety) of competing in teams; the wild and crazy practice sessions; the recognition by everyone in school; the realization later that they will always and forever be Global Scholars.