Molly Fisk: Doing the Watusi, 30 Feet Up

February 28, 2015 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

The go-go dancer was in a little phone booth–sized cubicle at the top of a pole several stories higher than the club she advertised, wearing those calf-high white boots that defined the era and a little bathing-suit-like outfit with lots of fringe.

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Molly Fisk: There’s a Third Place for Us

February 21, 2015 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

A third place is where you catch up with your community—get the latest gossip, find someone to buy your pickup, or maybe even foment a little rebellion. Everyone knows you won’t be there on Thursdays because that’s the night you play poker with your mom at the rest home

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How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse or Repel an Irate Library Patron

February 15, 2015 by Roz Warren

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By Roz Warren

In the wake of a major disaster or calamity, promises “The Survival Handbook,” you’ll . . . know how to make a radio antenna with a Slinky, revive a dead car battery with aspirin, and start a fire with potato chips.

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Molly Fisk: Kissprints Under the Snow

February 14, 2015 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

When I’m single on Valentine’s Day, I am sometimes tempted to drive strategically through a puddle close to the curb as a happy-looking couple is strolling by, in order to douse them. I know this is not adult behavior, but there you have it.

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Molly Fisk: The Power of Anger; or, Hexed by a Bear

January 31, 2015 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

This bear—my bear—was racing pell-mell through the trees on a rainy night about nine o’clock, and jumped off a high bank into Empress Road just as I had turned the corner and gotten to the same spot on the asphalt. Luckily there was room for both of us, and we moved forward together at breakneck speed for a few moments.

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Molly Fisk on Keeping Secrets

January 24, 2015 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

I want grocery aisles and church pews and minor-league baseball bleachers to fill with the sound of spilled secrets. Tell them all, and then take a deep breath. No guilt allowed.

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Molly Fisk: A Whiter Shade of Pale

January 17, 2015 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

A complicated morning for our Molly.

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Molly Fisk on Crying

January 10, 2015 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

I don’t think I’m losing my mind. I just get overwhelmed for no reason by the urge to cry.
Maybe this is one of the functions of women my age: It’s our job to cry the unshed tears for whatever needs to be mourned.

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Things We Resolve NOT to Do in the New Year

January 9, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Resolve: Not to die (loved ones included). And there shall be absolutely no talking about body parts at dinner.

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Molly Fisk: Give Me a Break!

January 3, 2015 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

I wrestle with the strangely compelling idea that I deserve some sort of break. I don’t know if this is because I’m white, or American, or was raised upper-middle class, or all of the above, but it comes over me quickly, and with great force.

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Twerking, Flirting, Pole Dancing: Dr. Pat Reflects on the Vows She Made Last Year

January 1, 2015 by Patricia Allen

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By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

“I chose a great many ‘age inappropriate’ resolutions as my focus for 2014, and made some changes in my life . . . but also found that wishing it so won’t necessarily make it so. And sometimes that isn’t such a bad thing.”

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Molly Fisk: Pick a Word for the Year

January 1, 2015 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

In January, we should be sitting in front of the fire reading books or dozing, like the big mammals we are. Choosing a word for the year doesn’t go against the seasonal requirements of our inner grizzly.

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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

December 30, 2014 by Roz Warren

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New Year’s Eve plans, from the exultant (“Getting married on New Year’s Eve has long been a dream of ours that finally came together”) to the sour (“I make it my mission to go to bed before the ball drops.”)

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Molly Fisk on the Languorous Lull

December 27, 2014 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

What this time of year always makes me think of is the lull in those old black-and-white French movies after a torrid sex scene, when the two lovers lean back into their pillows and light cigarettes.

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Molly Fisk on Moral Fiber

December 20, 2014 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

“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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