Providence Journal Opinion Columns
Running the gamut of poignant and serious to laugh-out-loud funny, my columns in the Providence Journal (a Pulitzer-Prize-winning newspaper) reflect experiences of my 30+ years teaching (all levels) as well as the everyday insane happenings of life. Some of the following Op-Ed’s have gone viral and have been carried in publications far and wide. They obviously hit a nerve or a funny bone.
The Other Side of Wonderful
January 10, 2018
In the End, We Couldn’t Leave R.I.
December 13, 2017
Workplace Predators Come in Both Sexes
November 8, 2017
Braving the Apponaug Archipelago
October 11, 2017
How Did I Keep My Sanity?
September 13, 2017
Misplaced Anguish About Mom
August 9, 2017
Acts of Generosity Change Lives
July 12, 2017
A Village Helps Raise a Child
June 7, 2017
Encourage Teachers to Try Something New
May 10, 2017
Mountain Xpress Opinion Columns
I began writing a regular column in the western North Carolina’s Mountain Xpress, “Asheville Under Glass,” when I realized my husband’s and my experiences as retirees adjusting to life in this mountain region were fun and note-worthy (especially to others who’d follow our same journey.) Apparently, the editor of Mountain Xpress agreed.
Little did I realize that my articles…and a whole lot more… would prompt my book, Boomerrrang.
Here’s a sample chapter of how unique life is there. (Be forewarned.)The group of women in the photo (and article) were my support base through some interesting times.