Going Forward

I’ve always been fascinated with people’s stories — lives of triumph and adversity, stories about women and men impacting the world with their voices and their lives. That’s why I chose a career in journalism way back when: to report stories that informed, inspired, and ...

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That You Are Here

“Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring,” dramatically begins one of my favorite Walt Whitman poems similarly titled, “O Me! O Life.” Though Whitman’s words were born many years ago, they are poignantly reflective of the times in which we currently exist, a time in ...

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Words of Love

It all began with dreams that did not come true. As a little girl, I dreamed of a career as a dancer, singer, actress and that I’d fall in love with a singer who’d write songs for me that I’d hear on the radio. But years later, at age 19, when I met the love of my life, John Garrett, I happily ...

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In Love With Poetry

Though I first fell in love with poetry as a lonely third grader with a stutter, it wasn’t until the loss of my uncle that I felt obligated to express myself through art. I found that poetry was the way for me to do that. I felt like I had to write about the feelings I had because I couldn’t ...

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The Road to Healing

I can’t stop thinking about the Richard family and all the others who were hurt and injured at the Boston Marathon. Their road to healing will take a different kind of endurance. It will be a marathon for each of them. In truth, we are all on the same road, progressing in our own way and ...

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