Monthly Archives: November 2011

Lezlie Bishop’s Blogger Space


Lezlie Bishop is an Open Salon Blogger who writes under the handle L in the Southeast. She blogs about politics and social issues, among other topics. She describes herself as “born and raised in suburban Chicago to a multicultural family … Continue reading

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Neil McDevitt’s Blogger Space


When he is not inhabiting a courtroom in his job as a public defender, Neil McDevitt is  inhabiting Open Salon, on his personal blog, NeilPaul. Neil is kind of like the BMOC of Open Salon. He is a prolific blogger–so … Continue reading

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If You Give an ADHD Kid a Horse, Would He Still Need Meds?


Below is the last installment of a three-part series about my visit to my son’s therapeutic boarding school, which previously appeared on Good Men Project. To read Part I, click here. To read Part II, click here. After breakfast, Luca … Continue reading

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Did My Son Inherit My Eating Disorder?


The following is the latest installment of my series, “My Son’s Walkabout,” that appears on Good Men Project. To read the first part of this story, click here. “I’m not too skinny. I like the way I look now. I was … Continue reading

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From the Boudoir to the Loo: A Blogger Space Retrospective


Several months ago it occurred to me that I had become a much better, and more prolific writer, as my writing spaces got progressively smaller and on the surface, less writer-friendly. In a previous life, I twiddled my thumbs in … Continue reading

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My Son Goes to Boarding School, and, No, I Don’t Mean Exeter


Below is the next installment of “My Son’s Walkabout,”the column I write for Good Men Project, and which appeared there yesterday. Considering their trespasses — substance abuse, school refusal, chronic havoc-wreaking — the boys were an exceedingly polite bunch. Luca … Continue reading

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