Monthly Archives: September 2011

Hungry Out of Work Writer


At first I thought he was another scenester hanging out on the sidewalk–a sidewalk in an edgy, hip neighborhood proffering artisanal this and sustainable that, frequented by pale, tatted, raven-haired artistes willing to live in paint-peeling single apartments in order to afford a $6 … Continue reading

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Gabi Coatsworth’s Blogger Space


Gabi Coatsworth is everything you might imagine a British blogger to be: plucky in the face of calamity; charmingly irreverent, and; possessed of a Sahara-dry wit. She writes The Bipolar Project, a column that appears in Good Men Project about … Continue reading

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Good Men Project: It’s Not Just for Men


I am thrilled to announce that I am now a regular contributor to Good Men Project, one of the most dynamic, thought-provoking, forward-thinking on-line magazines around. GMP was started by venture capitalist turned-writer Tom Matlock and his business partner James Houghton. They … Continue reading

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Sophia Van Buren’s Blogger Space


Sophia Van Buren is on my short list of heroines. She weathered the wrenching implosion of her first marriage with quiet grace and continues to navigate ongoing custody drama with child-centered dignity. If you haven’t read her transcendent writing, you … Continue reading

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Mother and Child Reunion, Part Three


To read Part One, click here. To read Part Two, click here. “I’m going to visit you, wherever you are. You’re not going to get rid of me.” I was trying to assure Luca that the terms of the custody … Continue reading

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Kate Geiselman’s Blogger Space


Kate Geiselman blogs about teaching community college composition at Notes from the Professor. She also blogs at Open Salon. Her whip-smart writing is funny in the way that only working mothers desperate to hide out in a room of their … Continue reading

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Mother and Child Reunion, Part Two


Read Part One here… I sidestepped unruly tufts of sage, stopping several times to swing that damn bullroar over my head, wincing as the rope burned through layers of skin on my right forefinger. As I stopped, again, to listen … Continue reading

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Mothers on Trial: a Book Review


When I started Perils of Divorced Pauline, I thought I was a freak of nature, the only mother I knew on the brink of losing custody of her child (which, in fact, happened this past June). During the course of … Continue reading

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Life with Smalls’ Blogger Space


Samantha Goodman writes Life with Smalls, a humorous mommy blog on the glorious, mundane, and gross moments she has experienced while raising two small children. Check out her comfy Blogger Space below. I write on my bed. Sometimes I write in … Continue reading

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Mother and Child Reunion, Part One


Last week I traveled to a fly-over state, a place where men still wear cowboy hats, where non-smoking hotel rooms reek of cigarette fumes, and people have three tow-headed children by the time they’re twenty-five. I sat in a conference … Continue reading

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