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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

Summer Reflections: Pride and Joy.

By Phyllis Fanzo Lombardi
By Phyllis Lombardi

Summer: Tans, bikinis, watermelon, BBQs, hot sticky car seats, baseball, long days, beaches, vacations, piña coladas and the list goes on... But not always, this summer has been a learning experience: As I get older, I seem to learn more. How could that be?

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Poetry

Poetry Friday: The Jellyfish

By Women's Voices For Change
Moving its translucent mass through the watery shadows of the dock and then, past the dock (some- thing so real which now is not), the jellyfish swam in its slow float while we (I and my daughter, then just three) ran back and forth predicting that limp pink gleam and each embodiment it would seem. “A jello umbrello!” she began…
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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

For This Mom’s Summer, the Stars Moved

By Phyllis Fanzo Lombardi
My son comes home tomorrow from his summer holiday — one that has already made this a very different kind of summer. Summer can mean so many things: a new wardrobe, a new job, a new semester, vacations, camp, slower schedules. For most, it’s the end to the school year. Kids are happy. Parents? Well, a mixed swirl of emotion,…
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Poetry

Poetry Friday: Summer Storm, by Susan Kinsolving

By Women's Voices For Change
This is the first of a series of seasonal poems by Susan Kinsolving, one of our most stalwart Voices in Verse, whose books include The White Eyelash, Dailies & Rushes (a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and Among Flowers. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and publications including The New York Times Book Review, Poetry, Yale Review,…
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