Laura Baudo Sillerman A published author and poet, Laura Baudo Sillerman is a founding member of the Women’s Voices for Change Board of Directors.
Lifestyle

A Pat Pause Before Christmas

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
‘Tis the week of the season when we often allow the lists to dominate and permit anxiety the role of dominant feeling. More put-upon than under the spell of what we once believed to be magical, we wake with worry that we haven’t done enough and disbelief that the date is so late. Today though, we must pause. We must…
Read More »
Emotional Health · Lifestyle

Reflections on Thanksgiving, Gratitude, Peace

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
I type this reflection on giving thanks with seriously blistere d left thumb and middle finger—glue gun injuries sustained while making the walnut and filbert peace wreath this morning. I’m grateful. Grateful it’s my left hand and not my right, given the amount of cooking, baking, decorating and hair fussing (what was I thinking when I told him to “make…
Read More »
Music

A Jersey Girl and the Poet Springsteen

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
This story about a rock star begins with a crumb bun. Well, a crumb muffin. I came down to breakfast this morning and there was a crumb muffin on the counter. Reader, I know you, like me, would never take a bite of that muffin, but that one big crumb on top that looked as though it would fall off…
Read More »
Books · News

In Praise of the Unknown Nobelist

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
The announcement of Herta Müller’s Nobel Prize in Literature praised her as a writer “who with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed.” With those words and a string of encomiums, Stockholm gave us our 12th female Nobel Laureate in Literature. Just 12 women in 109 years, and half of those have…
Read More »
Emotional Health

Friends Rescue Friends

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
We are five unlikely friends who have been together for 18 years. We’ve seen one another through three divorces, three marriages, the deaths of four parents, the near-death of one spouse, and the birth of four children and a grandchild. There have also been four big moves, to the point where only one of us now lives where all of…
Read More »