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Lifestyle

On “Fighting Spirit”

By Joann Ferrara
By Joann Ferrara

As a physical therapist for more than thirty years, I have witnessed time and again patients who surpass their expected potential due to sheer willpower and “fighting spirit.”

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News

Dr. Pat: 1,000 Posts Later

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Patricia Yarberry Allen: Blog number 1000 went up today at www.womensvoicesforchange.org. We began to write on November 21st, 2006. We chose to write to create a realistic portrait of women over 40. We knew that we were not the stock characters in sit coms. We knew that we weren’t invisible. We knew that we were just reaching our peak. We…
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Film & Television · News

Something Wonderful Is Happening in Michigan Tonight

By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
My heart goes out to Michigan. A state that has, over time, contributed in so many major ways to enhancing the American Dream, is in a state of financial disarray that’s hard to appreciate here in New York City on a glorious spring day. We were in Detroit recently and saw first-hand how the downtown, except on the night of…
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Lifestyle

Birthday Cupcakes

By Womens Voices for Change
by Grambo Last Wednesday I had the TV on as I was rushing to get out of the house. I wanted to check the weather and so turned on the TV to one of those chatty morning shows.  “Oh, good,” I thought, “A welcome break from All-Doom-All-The-Time.” I pop my head through the little black turtle neck and I see…
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Books

Sarah Vowell Has the Gift

By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger Sarah Vowell, author of “The Wordy Shipmates,” who I’d actually never heard of until I saw her on David Letterman’s show one recent night, now has a place of honor in my heart.  Everybody who can help me laugh out loud makes the cut.   Anybody who can make me do that while talking about the Puritans… well,…
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News

Web Watch: Michael Lewis, Meredith Whitney, and the End of the World As We Know it

By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger What really started the world-wide financial nuclear reaction?  There’s been no loud explosion, no visible flames, no pore-clogging airborne toxins, but Michael Lewis, the documentarian of Wall Street’s excesses of the ‘80’s in his 1990 book Liar’s Poker, offers us an explanation for the recent financial bloodbath. The End of the Wall Street Boom,  on Portfolio.com, is…
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News

Anyone Know Where They Put the Honor Code?

By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger An editorial from the New York Times a few weeks ago, something that seemed so obvious to me as to require no further thought whatsoever, has in fact, caused me to dwell rather obsessively. In “Digging Out Roots of Cheating in High School,” Maura J. Casey reports that cheating in schools has been rising at an alarming…
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Lifestyle

Gloves, Lipstick and High Heels

By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
Every night I thank God for the ability to accessorize By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger I don’t think anyone has the right to objectify the stuff of womanhood, of my womanhood, anyway. After all, we work hard to earn our accessories. We raise the roof, and the kids. We launder, we cook, we chauffeur and garden and keep the family records and…
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Arts & Culture · Fine Art

Beaded Dresses and the Native American Artist

By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
I had a most delightful experience —  an unexpected reprieve from our nation’s present white-knuckle ride.  A friend urged me to visit the National Museum of the American Indian, housed in the former Customs House, a beautiful Beaux Art building in the heart of the old village of New York City, at One Bowling Green.  I urge you to see…
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