The world believes what the TV set tells it, and this affects the work we can do and the money we can make. But if we can become a sort of unofficial club, we could acknowledge, at least to each other, that we have a secret knowledge others can’t imagine. The knowledge of women who have seen much, lived much, survived much.
In late middle age I’ve found myself taking some detours from the path I’ve been on for decades. In my public life I’m a history professor and historian of medicine. In my new, other, semi-secret life I’m a humor writer.
By Alex MacAaron With 6 million readers of Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir, clearly, the new movie has big shoes to fill. It may not succeed, but Julia Roberts and the film's designers give us a lot to enjoy.
As I write this I am looking out of a window in an air conditioned (!) Barnes & Noble in Houston. I have just seen a crow. Once again I am reminded of how Lisa Russ Spaar can take the particular and poetically turn it into the pertinent, the powerful, the universal. It is snowing where I live. The shops…