Molly Fisk: Divine Spark

November 28, 2015 by Molly Fisk


I was thinking about age. How I’d worked with an 80-year-old client that morning, and then had dinner with a 32-year-old friend. That I’d see my oldest student the next day, who’s 95, and am slated to give driving lessons to a 15-year-old I adore. I was thinking. . .how much I treasure everyone I know and how encircled I feel by people of all ages.

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Molly Fisk: You Say Tom-AY-to

November 21, 2015 by Molly Fisk


I don’t know about you, but everyone in my town right now is harvesting things and canning them, or freezing or drying or pressing, etc.

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The Land of Oz . . . One Month In

November 19, 2015 by Eleanore Wells

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By Eleanore Wells

Sydney is just beautiful. I walk around this city in awe that this is now my life. I’m just bopping along and then I look up and am gobsmacked by yet another beautiful scene.

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Molly Fisk: Home-Made Cookbook

November 14, 2015 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

My brothers and sister got the original, but that was 40 years ago. Even if they don’t make the insanely fattening dishes very often, an occasional sensory reminder of our childhood might be comforting. So I’m going to produce a new edition for Xmas this year, adding in some of my current favorites, like Cioppino and Caviar Pie.

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Molly Fisk: Cat Lady?

November 7, 2015 by Molly Fisk

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Everyone thinks I’m one of those cat ladies. “Crazy” cat ladies, I believe they’re called.

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Molly Fisk: Carmel-by-the-Silvery-Sea

October 31, 2015 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

I find it difficult, as a self-employed person, to figure out how to take vacations. Outside the obvious parameters of teaching a two-hour class or editing someone’s manuscript, it’s hard to really account for any of my time.

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Molly Fisk: An Apiary Has Nothing to Do with Apes

October 17, 2015 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

You know how it is when something is easy for us to do, we kind of assume it’s easy for everyone else, too? That turns out to be false. . .Not everyone listens when people ask questions, or remembers them two weeks later.

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Roz Warren: Men in Trees

October 16, 2015 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

For a couple of hours my backyard was full of very attractive men. Fueling, of course, a favorite fantasy of single women everywhere—cute guys growing on trees!

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Turning 60 in the Land of Oz

October 5, 2015 by Eleanore Wells


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.

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Molly Fisk: Pie Chart

October 3, 2015 by Molly Fisk


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.

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Molly Fisk: Here’s What I Love

September 26, 2015 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

It makes sense to me to practice love, to acknowledge it out loud, in the same way that people work their muscles through exercise, or flex their brains by reading and thinking.

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Molly Fisk: Fall Cleaning

September 19, 2015 by Molly Fisk


In the fall, everything has to be gathered up from yards, decks and porches and stored someplace, so why not clean while you’re at it?

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Molly Fisk: The Compost Pile

September 12, 2015 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

This month I’m teaching an online class called “A Voice of Your Own — How to Write Intimately, Truthfully, and Fearlessly.” Now I ask you, can the person who’s teaching a class with this name really afford to worry about her own embarrassment?

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Molly Fisk on the Urge to Stray

September 7, 2015 by Molly Fisk

Day 100, 365, KEEP OFF THE GRASS

By Molly Fisk

Being good just seems exhausting. I’m always being good. When do I get to be bad? Don’t you sometimes want to buy a can of spray paint and go wild?

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Molly Fisk: The Great Crossing

August 29, 2015 by Molly Fisk

Photo by Rick Harris via Flickr. (Creative Commons License)

By Molly Fisk

Every autumn we hold a triathlon to honor a local woman who died of cancer and raise money for cancer research. Four hundred women participate, some alone and some in teams, and the mood is vibrant, full of solidarity.

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