Editorial

Redefining Motherhood

My mother’s name is Kimberly Ann Jacob.  Growing up, she taught me how to work hard, aspire, nurture, lead, love and even cook a few recipes (the easy ones). Sh...

Am I a Writer?

Imagine the following exchange between two people who’ve just met at a cocktail party: Person A: What are you? Person B: That seems like a loaded question. A...

Ladies Who Lunch

Prior to purchasing our first home, I hadn't lived in a suburban area since I was seven. I was used to either having too much space - with acres between our cen...

How to be Neighborly

My all time favorite Christmas movie, and one of my favorite movies in general, is It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s a classic feel-good story, and many parts of it h...

A Restructuring of Home

When I was younger, I had an image of what my later years would look like. I thought I would be married with kids and grandkids, living in a nice house out in t...

The Exploration of Home

I have lived in the same home for the majority of my life. The house before this one I know only in photographs, it was lovely and near the beach, but it was no...

Snow Rollers

We've all experienced that weird moment when we're witness to something that's so completely new and inexplicable that we wonder if we're hallucinating or maybe...

The Spiral of Silence

There is a media theory called The Spiral of Silence. I was introduced to this theory in an undergraduate journalism course. I remember reading the definition, ...

A New Year

I remember sitting in my counselor’s office in junior high. I had just transferred to a new school, and I was short an elective. “Do you like writing?” she ask...
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