Molly Fisk on Moral Fiber

December 20, 2014 by Molly Fisk

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“I secretly sneered at other procrastinators, arguing inside my head that MY tendency to “do things at the last minute” was a creative maneuver, not just sloth or poor time management, as theirs was.”

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Molly Fisk: The Art of the Well-Lit Lawn

December 13, 2014 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

Get your family out of the house and into the car where they can’t escape togetherness. Tool around your own neighborhood, and then pass by the houses of your friends and your kids’ friends. Oooh! and aaah! over the lights you find. People risk their lives putting those reindeer on the roof, for Pete’s sake!

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Parenting Is a Joke

December 6, 2014 by Roz Warren

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Thanks to Twitter, when an amateur comic who is also a parent cracks a good joke, the world listens! And if you need a good laugh, you should, too. Check out this sampling of the best wit, wisdom, and wisecracks from “The Big Book of Parenting Tweets.”

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Molly Fisk: Meditation After “Black Friday”

November 29, 2014 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

On singing traditional carols at Christmastime: Even if we are not, all of us, faithful, we can still be joyful and triumphant.

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THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES: A Holiday Mosaic

November 27, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The scents, the songs, the family traditions, the quirky (but lovable) guests—these are life-enriching deposits in our memory banks. We asked “Women’s Voices” writers to look back over the years and share with us the Thanksgiving reflections that make them smile.

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Retire! Dance! Die! But First, Pass the Chocolate: Boomers According to Google

November 22, 2014 by Roz Warren

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Are boomers evil? . . . doomed? . . . or simply the most selfish generation ever?

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Molly Fisk: The Red and the Gray

November 15, 2014 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

When you go snorkeling, Sarah says, there are millions of incredible fish, including parrotfish, in all those same amazing parrot colors. And among the parrotfish, there’s a gray one, with a red tail! “You can’t think the universe lacks a sense of humor when you come across something like this. What other reason could there be?”

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Today Is World Vegan Day. So Why Aren’t I a Vegan?

November 1, 2014 by Roz Warren

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By Roz Warren

You wake up in the morning and vow: Today is the day! I’m really going to do this thing. You stay Plant Strong, Just Saying No to the many non-vegan choices that are offered to you. Then, one too-tempting nibble of this or tiny taste of that and—bam!—you’re merely a vegetarian. Or, worse, a carnivore.

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Too Female for Comfort; or, How a Woman Becomes “the Other”

October 25, 2014 by Roz Warren

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By Roz Warren

In which a passenger on an El Al flight from New York refuses to be seated next to a woman. To give a religious reason for the refusal, writes the woman affected, “doesn’t excuse the insult.”

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Doctor My Eyes: The Ultimate Cataract-Surgery Mix Tape

October 11, 2014 by Roz Warren

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By Roz Warren

QUESTION: “What’s the best song to sing to your doctor before cataract surgery?”

ANSWER: “I Only Have Eyes For You.”

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Jasmine Tridevil’s Tale

September 27, 2014 by Roz Warren

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By Roz Warren

A wry look at the year’s most appalling publicity stunt.

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How to Break Your Toe in One Easy Step

August 16, 2014 by Roz Warren

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Roz Warren’s Facebook friends find many inventive ways to snap a toe. For instance, “I broke my big toe coming down from a headstand.”

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Roz Reviews: ‘Tender Is the Brisket’

July 19, 2014 by Roz Warren

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Stacia Friedman, who has worked in the film industry, knows how to put a scene together, keep it moving, and keep the laughs coming. But her wit carries insight.

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Yes, You Can Call me ‘Ma’am’!

July 8, 2014 by Eleanore Wells

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By Eleanore Wells

Back then I didn’t want to be addressed as “ma’am.” “Ma’am” is a lady of 50 years or older, which technically I was, but I had a much fresher attitude . . . or so I thought.

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Dog Names

July 5, 2014 by Roz Warren

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By Roz Warren

So you don’t want to give your dog an ordinary name like Fido or Spot. And you love books. So, naturally, you turn to your favorite literary classics when it’s time to name the new puppy.

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