Tag Archives: Life
"At least I'd have the work" quote by Neil Gaiman as a part of his 'Make Good Art' speech.

Thanks, Mr. Gaiman: A fresh (re)start

Several months ago, while reverently caressing the spines of books on display at the public library, my fingertips feathered across a small, colorful tome. Upon opening it, I soon realized that it wasn’t a book that required a long-standing time commitment. I could flip through it while I sat in the stacks, devour it whole […]

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Learning to live with a chronic illness

According to the family rumor mill, many people were fooled into believing that I was reading at age two. The reality is far more lovely and rare. My older sister, who patiently presented Horton and a wealth of other characters day after day and night after night, was a carrier of a disease I’ve yet […]

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Welcome back. Let’s move on to better things.

John Sebastian (Lovin’ Spoonful), Welcome Back: … Welcome back. We always could spot a friend. Welcome back. And I smile when I think how you must have been, and I know what a scene you were learning in. Was there something that made you come back again? And what could ever lead ya, back here […]

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We’ll miss you, Elizabeth

The first time I had an opportunity to speak with Elizabeth Edwards was well before I returned to life as a reporter. We talked as you would imagine two mothers talking — about life, about our hopes for the future, about our children who remain with us and about our children who had died. When […]

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Most women wear many hats

I was struck late last week by the obituary of Mary E. Farnsworth, a former resident of Iowa City. As many obituaries tend to do, this one provides a glimpse into the life of a 91-year-old woman, who will no doubt be missed by her family and friends. “Mary was an avid reader, and a […]

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