Birthday Bounty

buy prednisone 20 mg by | Mar 13, 2015 | "Keep the Change, autism, birthdays, books, Columbia University, disabilities, empty nest, Felicity House, flowers, memoir, middle age, minorities, parents, publishing, twins, women, writing

     Birthdays have been coming at breakneck speed these last few years.  Time flies—not necessarily because I’m having fun—but because I realize there’s so much less time left for me in the future than the past.  (See “Fast Forward Birthdays,” 3/8/13).  Each...

Buried Treasures

Kamifukuoka by | Feb 6, 2015 | 1970s, artists, autism, careers, clutter, college grads, dens, doctors, empty nest, feminism, lawyers, Michelin's guide, pre-mature twins, public relations, publishing, spring cleaning, Vassar, women, writing

         Despite our annual spring cleaning ritual— dutifully dragging out industrial-sized garbage bags of each year’s detritus— the Elisofon family nest has accumulated way too much, well, stuff.  After over 20 years in the same apartment raising our twins, our nest...

Power of Possibilities

by | Oct 18, 2013 | bedbugs, college graduates, debt ceiling, democracy, Democrats, entry level jobs, Georgetown University, government, magazines, Malala Yousafsai, Nobel Prize, Obama Care, Republicans, Taliban, unemployment, women

     Sometimes (but not too often) I wake up with the idea that possibilities exist to resolve problems big and small in my family and the outside world.   Today was one of those days.  Dare I say that I felt hopeful?  I’m not even sure what “hopeful” means anymore in...

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