Posts by Marcia

I’ll Take Manhattan

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August 27th, 2013

Watching this year’s MTV VMAs with my daughter, I was as put off by the pandering to Brooklyn as I was by Miley Cyrus’ desperation to convince us that she […]

Daddy’s Little Girl

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August 12th, 2013

My dad is 75. When I visited this summer, we decided to walk to the river, just the two of us. We fumbled to fill a to-go mug with our […]

Ben Franklin’s Bookshelf

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July 22nd, 2013

Until my daughter was born, I’d spent little time in a library since college. The library offers two things that appeal to parents: A huge supply of picture books to […]

Which Way Did You Lean?

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July 8th, 2013

Audio books have turned a maddening commute into a time I look forward to, and I listen to non-fiction I’m unlikely to find time to read. This week’s pleasure was […]

My Journey

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June 18th, 2013

“My journey.” Listen for that phrase, I guarantee you will hear it countless times a day, piously blooming on the lips of everyone from the Lululemon-clad gal in the kombucha […]

Lillian’s Pot

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May 29th, 2013

My college boyfriend’s mother would be nearly 100 if she was still with us, but her spirit is alive and cooking in my kitchen. I got to thinking about Lillian, […]

Done With Dating

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May 15th, 2013

Love is in the air, like the song said, everywhere I look around. At least the hot pursuit of it. Thanks to our damnable cultural obsession with youth, we middle […]

Maybe Baby

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April 23rd, 2013

By midlife, there are statistically more women than men. Still, I doubt that completely explains why I know so many fabulous middle aged women who are single (including Yours Truly!). […]