Articles written by: "Laura Baudo Sillerman"

Facebook and Not Me

February 5, 2014 by Laura Baudo Sillerman

A sample Facebook page, annotated to demonstrate all the information flowing to it.

By Laura Baudo Sillerman

It is hard to imagine the world without Facebook, but not hard to long for the day when liking something meant you had thought about or experienced it for more than three seconds.

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Film Review: ‘Nebraska’ Moves Quietly into the Mind

December 14, 2013 by Laura Baudo Sillerman

Nebraska-poster

In Nebraska we witness heroics emerge out of managing everyday duties. In the midst of today’s cinematic bombardment of superheroes and pyrotechnic transformation, that is as amazing and magical as anything can be.

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Renegades’ Reunion

August 7, 2012 by Laura Baudo Sillerman

At our “we-unions”—our yearly gatherings of old friends—we find, again and again, the comfort of compatibility that is really much more like soul-matching.

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The Day after The Derby- I’ll Have Another

May 6, 2012 by Laura Baudo Sillerman

By Laura Baudo Sillerman

In the face of what is wrong with thoroughbred racing, the sight of a long shot– ridden by a rookie, named for a ritual between husband and wife– closing in on and beating a hands-down favorite was a beautiful thing to see.

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Poetry Sunday: Adrienne Rich, 1929-2012 (VIDEO)

April 1, 2012 by Laura Baudo Sillerman

She was never caged inside the definitions society pins on the famous, but, ironically, Adrienne Rich was the canary in the coal mine of her times.

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Reflection: Ladders in Later Life

March 3, 2012 by Laura Baudo Sillerman

By Laura Baudo Sillerman

“I’ll be on a ladder all day. Checking email only intermittently.” So ended a recent message from a dear friend. She’ll be 66 this week.

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Valentine’s Day: The Best Expressions of Caring

February 9, 2012 by Laura Baudo Sillerman

By Laura Baudo Sillerman

When you mention Valentine’s Day, put me on the side of the line that says, “I’d rather it didn’t exist.” Still, there was a time when I anticipated this day with the feeling it seems intended to evoke.

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Poetry Sunday: Come, Thief Is Yet Another Triumph for Jane Hirshfield

October 30, 2011 by Laura Baudo Sillerman

By Laura Baudo Sillerman

Come, Thief is a book to own, a book to give and above all a book of poems to be read. To yourself on a rainy evening when you are alone. Aloud on a morning when you need extra courage before leaving the house. To a loved one whom you want to treasure by giving a treasury.

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(VIDEO) Moneyball Strikes Out on The Feminist Field

October 7, 2011 by Laura Baudo Sillerman

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I didn’t call foul on Moneyball until the day after seeing it. It wasn’t long, however, before hindsight brought the realization that the portrayal of women in the film is not about the ethos of baseball, but about a sensibility that is Neanderthal.

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September 11, 2011: A Nation United By Hope

September 18, 2011 by Laura Baudo Sillerman

Laura Baudo Sillerman

Did September 11, 2011, reconstitute any of those equations? Put another way, did the marathon of remembering restore us as a nation in any way? Strangely, I believe the answer may be yes. We may not have gotten back to the innocence of a decade ago, but we just might have healed a bit in places where we weren’t even aware of the hurt.

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August Musings: A Most Unusual August, 1967

August 7, 2011 by Laura Baudo Sillerman

By Laura Baudo Sillerman

Children of the children of the Great Depression learned to make the most of what was at hand. August 1967 was about making more of what one young woman had at her disposal and making a kind of magic in the process.

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Poetry Friday: A Midsummer Week’s Dream – The Poetry Workshop

July 22, 2011 by Laura Baudo Sillerman

By Laura Baudo Sillerman

Maybe, just maybe, you or a friend of yours (or both of you) should consider a poetry workshop.

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Diana Nyad’s Dream Is Ageless

July 21, 2011 by Laura Baudo Sillerman

By Laura Baudo Sillerman

This is a woman who is going to swim with a ticket to ride to the pinnacle of athletic accomplishment. Her team of 22 people will have her back. All of us will have her in our hearts.

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Movie Review: Demand ‘Passione’

July 2, 2011 by Laura Baudo Sillerman

By Laura Baudo Sillerman

John Turturro’s brilliant new film is a must-see.

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A Father’s Day Goodbye: Clarence Clemons Dies at 69 (VIDEO)

June 19, 2011 by Laura Baudo Sillerman

By Laura Baudo Sillerman

You don’t need blue collar roots to care about Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, but if you have them, you care in a particular way.

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