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…

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….

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…