Writing About Women + Friendship in Little Milestones

For the past several years, I’ve watched a PBS show called Call the Midwife. It’s a series based on the memoirs entitled Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End by Jennifer Worth, a district nurse and midwife who was living in the East End of London during the 1950s. The show intermingles […]

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How ‘Call The Midwife’ Helps Us Better Understand Female Friendships

* PBS offers a lot of great programming, and I’ve been delighted with several shows that have become my favorites, from Downton Abbey to Mr. Selfridge to Grantchester; the writing, sets, plot lines, and characters keep me coming back. One show that is a must-see for women is Call the Midwife, now in its 5th […]

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Women, Jealousy, and Envy

 * * * I don’t follow many celebrities on Twitter. I’m much more in tune to being connected with friends, colleagues, students, publishers, and fellow writers. However, I do follow Kristin Chenoweth, the petite powerhouse actress and singer whose voice belts out songs that can cause the hair on your arms to stand on end. […]

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The Man Who Kissed My Hand

First, let me state the following: I have never had a man kiss my hand as a gesture of introduction. That all changed yesterday when I was leaving campus; I was introduced by a colleague to an Irish gent who assists with our university’s travel abroad program in Ireland. He was visiting from across the […]

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