Environmental Scientist. Writer. Mother.

Tag: Brian Doyle


Memorial Day

Memorial Day. We spent the weekend camping, just the four of us. A long hike through the newly green forests of Vermont’s northern mountains. A 5-mile loop to the fire …

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Thanks, Food & Prayers

Thanksgiving, for me, has always been hard. Not the giving of thanks, per se, but the holiday itself. The mythology around this time of year. I’m sensitive to the history, …

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Art is a Basic Need

So.  The Nature of Words, the organization to which I’ve given a significant amount of my time and attention — especially over the past eighteen months — is closing its …

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On the Lyric Essay

In preparation for my recent graduate student presentation on the lyric essay, I came across an array of interesting quotes and ideas about what, exactly, the lyric essay is.  From …

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