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“We are heartbroken to say that Gabrielle Burton died on September 3 after valiantly living with stage four pancreatic cancer for fifteen months. Never a sitter, she was actively engaged in life until the end. A month ago, she was … Continue reading

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Gabrielle Burton, Novelist Who Decided to Attend AFI Film School at Age 56, Dies at 76

Author Gabrielle Burton, known for her groundbreaking and award-winning novels and memoirs “I’m Running Away From Home but I’m Not Allowed to Cross the Street: A Primer of Women’s Liberation,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Impatient With Desire” and “Searching for Tamsen Donner” … Continue reading

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Gabrielle Burton, Feminist Novelist and Screenwriter, Dies at 76

Gabrielle Burton, a feminist novelist, memoirist and screenwriter who considered conventional marriage lopsided but identified with the pioneering Donner Party wife who perished protecting her husband, died on Sept. 3 at her home in Venice, Calif. She was 76. The … Continue reading

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Are Moms Rising or Just Groupon’s Stock

Let’s see, what Groupon suggestions for Mother’s Day presents are flooding my inbox today? Skydiving? Come on. My kids wouldn’t get me skydiving lessons Would they? Might. One great year they got me black fingernail polish and a Betty Boop … Continue reading

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The Mother’s Day Image That Says It All

  There are countless images celebrating motherhood from just about anything by Mary Cassatt to those adorable polar bear cubs snuggling with Momma Bear. Here’s my nomination for an image that says it all (or at least a lot of … Continue reading

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A Mini Riff on Plastic Surgery

I’m married to a man who has absolutely no vanity, I mean none, which indicates either a healthy self esteem or cataracts, while I have stood in front of a mirror more than once pulling my facial skin back behind my … Continue reading

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Ride That Elephant, Gloria Steinem

Read my Happy Birthday, Gloria, blog at Huffington Post Lordy Lordy, Gloria’s 80! Wasn’t it just a year or so ago that Gloria Steinem was 40 and a reporter said kindly, “You don’t look 40,” and Gloria said, “This is … Continue reading

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Releasing Inner Beauty

This will sound goofy to anyone not in the Western world, but it’s amazing and mystifying to suddenly find yourself old. It’s not as if Old is new.  Old has been around a long time. But when does Old start?  … Continue reading

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The Surprise Visitor

We’d better face it: though we love our coffee, it isn’t morning   around here anymore. Ron Carlson, “Time of Day” Here’s a peculiar thing: Everybody knows that every person who has ever lived, if lucky enough, has gotten old. … Continue reading

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