Agnes Krup Agnes Krup is a writer; her first novel "With the Outgoing Tide," was published in German this fall. After having worked in the book publishing industry for decades and having raised a daughter in New York City, she now divides her time between Northern Germany and the Hudson Valley.
Food & Drink · Lifestyle

For Earth Day, a Bunch of Parsley

By Agnes Krup
by Agnes Krup Lately, I have tried to be less wasteful. This has not been easy, because – not to brag – it’s probably fair to say that nothing much is being wasted in my house to begin with. Shoes get reheeled, buttons sewn back on, socks darned (okay, only favorite socks). We recycle whatever we can, turn off the…
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Emotional Health

“Last Chance Harvey”: Can a Middle–Aged Woman Overcome Past Disappointments and Find Love at Last?

By Agnes Krup
by Cecilia Ford Last week, Women’s Voices For Change was invited to a screening of Last Chance Harvey, a movie that addresses the thorny issue of a woman of a certain age finding romance. This film, wonderfully played by two of Hollywood’s most naturalistic actors, presents a pair of discouraged, disappointed, and downtrodden people who meet accidentally in an airport…
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Money & Careers

Woot for new Yahoo! CEO; Bullying a threat to old-girl network; UNICEF chief seeks to reduce maternal childbirth deaths; Pelosi gets puckish on YouTube

By Agnes Krup
Cut ‘er some slack: Your opinion may vary, but Mixer gets a happy little tingle when a woman in the spotlight cuts loose with a little coarse language. Tuesday, in her first public statement since becoming CEO of Yahoo!, Carol Bartz told reporters and financial analysts “Let’s give this company some frigging breathing room. Everybody on the outside deciding what…
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Arts & Culture · Fitness · General Medical · Health

News Brief:Martina Navratilova Shares Her Secrets; Smoking Can Hasten Heart Disease in Women: Ann Temkin to Usher in MOMA’s Next Era

By Agnes Krup
“Proving every day that age is irrelevant”: That’s how the New York Time once characterized 51-year-old tennis icon Martina Navratilova, who after 30 years is still a competitor at the U.S. Open. She’s also running exercise classes at the AARP’s [email protected]+ Expo, and took a minute to chat with the Washington Post: » EXPRESS: What’s the plan for your session…
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Lifestyle

Essay – Slipping Through My Fingers, or, ABBA Revisited

By Agnes Krup
By Agnes Krup “What would you like to listen to?” I asked my daughter after we had threaded our rental car into the heavy traffic on the Brooklyn-Queens-Expressway. “ABBA,” she said without hesitation. “And I won’t listen to any of your other music the whole trip, Mama.” What a difference a year makes. Last year August on same trip, the…
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News

Leadership Key For Women in Technology; For Midlife Women in U.K., Troubling Disparities in Healthcare Access; Stroke Prevention Via Healthy Lifestyle; Celebrity Non-Moms Speak Out

By Agnes Krup
It’s not the hardware. It’s the midlife women running the company. This October’s annual Women in Technology International Silicon Valley Conference is being keynoted by life coach Wendy Wallbridge, above. 15 years ago, Wallbridge founded her executive coaching/leadership development company On Your Mark after years in the business — as well as a dance with a chronic illness. Wendy Wallbridge,…
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News

NewsMix: Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women School Us; Speed Dating Over 50; Adair Lara: “Don’t Call Me Grandma”

By Agnes Krup
What glass ceiling? younger women ask. Writing from  Fortune Magazine’s “Most Powerful Women” summit in San Francisco, editor at large Patricia Sellers notes that younger and older women reported very different experiences when asked about barriers to their rise: The Most Powerful Women franchise, just a decade old, is already Fortune’s second biggest after the Fortune 500. Amazing, isn’t it?…
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Politics

Hillary Clinton and American Women Weeping – The Future

By Agnes Krup
By Agnes Krup “Mami, are you crying?” my 8-year-old daughter inquired last night. I was in our kitchen, preparing chicken noodle soup for dinner. It was 6:40 pm or so, and I had tuned in to one of my favorite radio programs, "Marketplace" on NPR, Which had just been interrupted for a live report featuring John Edwards‘ speech at Barack…
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Fashion & Beauty

Traveling Alone: Night Train to Sighisoara

By Agnes Krup
by Agnes Krup Judging from the look of her face, my friend Judy must have thought I was insane when I told her that I was going to spend a week in Romania. She has lived in Budapest for more than 30 years and has never set foot there. When I visited with her for a few days, I had…
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Food & Drink

Cooking in Paris: Mothers, Daughters and a Custom Chicken Soup

By Agnes Krup
By Agnes Krup / bio A few weeks ago, I was sitting on an old chaise lounge, covered in beautiful, faded velvet. Bruckner's violin concerto was playing on the stereo, and I was deeply engrossed in my read (Daniel Mendelsohn's "Lost") — not too engrossed, however, to look out of the window to my right occasionally. It was dark already,…
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Lifestyle

Counting Blessings on the Most Generous of Holidays

By Agnes Krup
by Agnes Krup | bio I may be forgiven for not feeling particularly thankful this year. My daughter’s father, from whom I have been divorced for four years, has been out of work for the better part of a year and a half. Not a day goes by when I don’t worry about him or my daughter. We have not…
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Music

Take a Chance on Me: Guilty Pleasures

By Agnes Krup
by Agnes Krup | bio After three and a half hours of kids’ songs, I inform my 8-year-old daughter grooving in the backseat that it is my turn to listen to my music. We bargain and agree on one album. After that, it will be her CDs again for the rest of what is probably going to be a six-hour…
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Lifestyle

Notes from New York: Finding Family in the New World

By Agnes Krup
Agnes Krup, a literary agent, is embarking upon a holiday travel adventure in New York City, where she lives. Read all of Agnes’ Notes from New York. I wish I had gone through Ellis Island when I first came to the United States more than a dozen years ago. Instead, I arrived at Newark Airport. I had a job, a…
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